The planned airlift of Nigerians in South Africa scheduled for Friday, September 6, has been delayed till next Monday or Tuesday.
The operating airline, Air Peace, confirmed this after discussions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigerian High Commission in South Africa.
We learnt that the shift in date is due to the need to get valid travel documents for the already pencilled passengers.
It was gathered that many of the intending passengers did not have travel documents and many possess expired passports.
“Air Peace has prepared its aircraft, Boeing 777, for the flight since Tuesday, but the Nigerian High Commission needed time to register the Nigerians billed to travel. They are already doing that in Johannesburg and Pretoria,” an airline source said.