Apart from the last set of 187 Nigerians that were evacuated from South Africa as a result of the xenophobic attacks on Nigerian Citizens and other nationals in the country, the Federal Government is  set to evacuate 319 Nigerians more, on Tuesday.

Reports from a reliable source revealed on Sunday that, arrangements for the evacuation would be tidier than the previous one, which was done on Wednesday.

During the evacuation process, the issue of travel documents occurred as the  Wednesday flight was delayed by the same reasons introduced by South African officials, who insisted that some of the evacuated Nigerians did not have travel documents.

The 187 returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 9:34pm on Wednesday. They were the first batch of the 640 Nigerians, who registered for evacuation following the xenophobic attacks.

In an interview with The PUNCH  on the telephone on Sunday, the Chairman, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, explained that the list of passengers was being updated.

She said that the necessary travel documents would be given to the intending returnees and other immigration issues addressed to ensure a smooth evacuation process.

Source: Punch