It appears Air Peace is not the only Carrier engaged by the Federal Government to evacuate Nigerian citizens stranded in Sudan.
This is coming as Azman Air, a Nigerian airline, revealed it has been permitted by the Nigerian government to urgently evacuate Nigerian citizens stranded at the Egyptian border.
The airline shared the news on its official Instagram handle on Monday night, saying the evacuation starts on Tuesday, May 2.
The airline’s post says, “Azman Air has received the approval of the Federal Government to evacuate Nigerians stranded at the Egyptian border, amid the Sudan crisis with the 409 Seater Airbus A340-600.
“Evacuation is expected to commence from Tuesday, May 2 as we await final clearance from Egypt.”
Prior to Azman’s express permission by the Federal Government to evacuate Nigerian citizens in Sudan, Air Peace had been the only airline saddled with that responsibility.
Although NigeriaCheck Newspaper was unable to reach the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA’s spokesperson on why Azman Air was brought onboard the evacuation team, the sudden engagement may however not be unconnected with the urgency surrounding the evacuation exercise, as the crisis in the war-torn country continues to increase rapidly on a daily basis.
Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema had declared the airline’s intention to help Nigerians in Sudan without any cost.
According to him, Nigerians in Sudan could be moved to a neighbouring country, while Peace Air would fly there and evacuate them.
Onyema said, “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 the stranded Nigerians in the war-torn country are safe.
“Everything must not be left to the government alone, especially as the situation calls for urgency and immediate action.”