Apostle Johnson Suleman, founder of Omega Fire Ministries, has offered to buy flight tickets for 20 Nigerians among those willing to return to Nigeria from South Africa over xenophobic attacks.
This comes after the federal government announced plan to evacuate Nigerians from South Africa with a private airline, Air Peace, volunteering to airlift them back to the country for free.
The first batch of 187 Nigerians among those who have indicated interest to return to the country arrived in Lagos on Wednesday night.
As they recount tales of their travails, Suleman took to his verified Twitter handle on Thursday to announce the plan with a promise to do more.
Just heard 900 nigs want to return home from SA.i asked the flight tickets be bought for 20 Nigerians in south Africa who want to return home..I will take care of the cost..pls register at out church in Johannesburg..we will airlift more by God's grace.God keep you all alive.
— Apst Johnson Suleman (@APOSTLESULEMAN) September 12, 2019