The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission(NiDCOM) has announced that the major notify of Nigerian evacuees from Sudan are expected to approach in Nigeria on Friday.
Chairperson of NiDCOM, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed this to journalists at the 70th session of the Instruct Condominium Ministerial Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
Dabiri-Erewa hinted that 13 buses like departed from two universities within the Sudanese Capital, Khartoum, ferrying Nigerian students to the Aswan border in Egypt, where they’ll be airlifted to Nigeria.
She moreover great that the Nigerian embassy in Sudan has urged the Military and the Fast Reinforce Forces ahead to make certain acquire passage for the evacuees.
Nigerians in Sudan are about 3 million-NiDCOM
Addressing the population of Nigerians in Sudan, Dabiri-Erewa published that although no longer no longer as much as 5,500 Nigerian students are currently schooling in Sudan, the Nigerian population within the Horn country is set three million.
Moreover, she great that logistics challenges escalated when extra Nigerians who had no longer been earlier documented for the exercise all of a sudden expressed interest to return home upon sighting one of the 40 busses.
Reacting to a video of a girl and others lamenting that the buses stopped halfway within the wilderness for five hours, NiDCOM’s Chairperson said she contacted the Director-General of the Nationwide Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the topic has been resolved.
She wrote in a tweet, “I in actuality like dazzling spoken to @nemanigeriadg. He confirmed the buses like continued their Travel and said no topic considerations were resolved.”
Earlier, the Minister of Distant places Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama said that the evacuation course of is segment of the authorities’s effort to repatriate Nigerian residents stranded there since combating broke out between the Defense pressure and the Fast Reinforce Forces on April 15. He made this assertion after Wednesday’s Federal Govt Council assembly.
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