June 13, 2024

The first set of Nigerians to be evacuated from Sudan will arrive in the country today Friday.

This is according to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Briefing State House Correspondents during the 70th session of the weekly ministerial briefing, the NIDCOM boss noted that barring any last minutes changes, the first set of Nigerian evacuees from Sudan are expected to arrive in Nigeria today  Friday 28-4-2023.

She announced that 13 buses have departed from two universities in Khartoum, carrying Nigerian students to the Aswan border in Egypt, where they will be airlifted to Nigeria.

She also highlighted that there is an increasing challenge as more Nigerians began expressing interest in returning home than previously indicated.

The evacuation process is part of the government’s effort to repatriate Nigerian citizens stranded in the war-torn country.

Earlier during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Dabiri-Erewa stated that more Nigerian students are to be evacuated from Sudan today

The students, she stated, will arrive in Cairo, Egypt later in the evening.

“13 buses of about 60 people have already left. We are hoping that they would get into as one later this evening, but we are monitoring them. It is not a very pleasant situation, mission officials are waiting to receive them,” the NIDCOM boss said.

According to her, the government is vigilant to monitor the safe arrival of the students down to the country.

However, she lamented that many undocumented Nigerians are seeking evacuation from the North African country.


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