The Air Peace Airline boss, Allen Onyema told the House of Representatives that the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa has brought respect to Nigeria across the world.
Onyema also stated that South Africa is also suffering for the attacks.
He said flights are now going to South Africa empty and while stocks in the country are falling.
“That singular act has brought so much respect for Nigeria worldwide,” he said.
The Air Peace boss said the pressure on South Africa forced the country to apologise to Nigeria and other African countries.
“It wouldn’t have happened if the evacuation hadn’t taken place,” he said.
According to him, xenophobia will die a natural death soon in South Africa.
Onyema got another standing ovation and a long round of applause after his speech.