Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace, has expressed urgent determination to evacuate stranded Nigerians from Sudan at no cost.
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Allen Onyema, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
He sad if the government can get the stranded Nigerians in Sudan to a safe and secure airport in any of the neighboring countries bordering Sudan, they would commence evacuation.
“I am compelled to help because Nigeria cannot afford to lose her citizens in that country. It would be my own commitment to making sure that the stranded Nigerians in the war-torn country are safe. Everything must not be left for the government alone, especially as the situation calls for urgency and immediate action.
“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 neighboring countries bordering Sudan. Everything must not be left for government and government alone. It will be a privilege and honor 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.” He said
Mr. Onyema all said some parents of the Nigerian students have reached out to them for help which they can not turn a blind eye to.
“Again, we have no apologies for believing in our nation and loving the nation despite certain national challenges. If they are moved to Kenya or Uganda or any other national challenges. If they are moved to Kenya or Uganda or any other country, we will move in to get them out. Some parents have started calling on us to help. We are ready to do this again and again.” Onyema said.