By Ifeanyi Ndukwe
Air Peace has expressed its readiness to evacuate Nigerians who are stranded and willing to leave crisis-ridden Sudan, albeit free of charge.
During a recent interview with journalists, the Chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, lamented that Nigerian students and others stranded in the war-racked nation urgently needed help.
He however explained that Air Peace’s only condition warranted that stranded Nigerian citizens move to a nearby country to afford quick evacuation as Sudan’s airspace was closed from civil aviation flights.
Recall that Air Peace had in 2019 deployed flights to evacuate Nigerians from South Africa amid raging xenophobic attacks in the country which threatened many Nigerians.
Onyema explained that he was compelled to help because Nigeria could not afford to lose her citizens in that country, adding that this would be his commitment to making sure that the stranded Nigerians in the war-torn country were safe.
‘Again, Air Peace is willing to evacuate Nigerians stranded in Sudan, free of charge if the government can get them to a safe and secure airport in any of the neighbouring countries bordering Sudan. Everything must not be left to the government and the government alone. It will be a privilege and honour of tremendous pride that we will be out there to give every Nigerian stranded in Sudan a sense of pride and oneness in their country,’ Onyema said.