Nigeria High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa, says it will begin the process of evacuating Nigerian from South Africa from Monday next week.
In a statement, the High Commission said the order is in line with a Federal Government directive.
Black foreign nationals have been targeted in a wave of xenophobic attacks in the past two weeks in Durban, but have recently spread to Johannesburg.
The High Commission says an evacuation register will be opened at the High Commission for those intending to return to Nigeria but cannot afford flight tickets.
On Thursday, the House of Representatives called for the recall of the Nigerian High Commissioner in South Africa over the recent spate of violence that has claimed the lives of not less than 10 lives.
On the streets of the major cities in Nigeria, citizens have called for more pronounce response by government against South Africa. In Lagos, some of those who spoke to HOMELAND NEWS urged the government to be firm and decisive in dealing with the issue. The demanded the immediate closure of all businesses owned by the government and people of South Africa in Nigeria.
Some of the main South African business interest in Nigeria include MTN, Multichoice (DSTV), Shoprite, and many Hotels.
In Abuja, some respondents insist that a tougher diplomatic sanction will be the only note of warning that South Africa will understand. They recalled the huge support from Nigeria to South Africa during the apartheid era and queried why South Africans will turn to bite the proverbial “finger that fed it”.
The view of almost every Nigerian now is that it is time South Africa is taught a lesson on how not to treat a brother.