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Nigerians to be evacuated from SA lack documentation

Records from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigerian High Commissioner in South Africa shows that many Nigerians to be evacuated do not have papers.

Investigation revealed that most of them have expired passports, so the Nigerian Commission has set machinery in motion to get them Travel Certificates to enable them to travel out of South Africa.

The Commission is also said to be working out modalities of also getting Air Peace landing rights in South Africa.

According to the airline in a statement, the High Commissioner said it would take this weekend to do that so the flight would likely take place Monday or Tuesday next week.

The airline said the flight would take off in Lagos and land in Lagos when all documentations have been secured from South Africa.

In the meantime, House of Representatives may authorise funding to victims of xenophobic attacks who want to seek legal redress, speaker, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila said at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday.

He condemned the unprovoked attacks and urged Nigerians to resist the temptation to retaliate.

Report by Nosa Aituamen

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