Nigerian Returnees

292 returnees from Saudi Arabia arrives Abuja

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By Amaka Obi

About 292 Nigerians have arrived Abuja from Saudi Arabia. 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, confirmed this on Wednesday via his social media page on Twitter.

“We received 292 evacuees stranded in Saudi Arabia yesterday. The Saudi Government transported them to Abuja. A large number are nursing mothers and children and they are all comfortably settled in hotels under the mandatory 14 days quarantine,” he wrote.

Onyeama, also mentioned that the country would cater to evacuees based on the resources available for their 14-day mandatory quarantine.

The Minister also mentioned that prospective evacuees who plan to fly to Cotonou in Benin Republic and t

hen to Nigeria via its land border can do so.

“If they have already bought their tickets and have boarded or about to board the flight, when they get to Cotonou, we will as in the past liaise with our Charge d’Affaires, and look at the capacity available to process them from Cotonou. But there’s certainly no guarantee that they would’ve immediate access to the country until such a time as they can be absorbed,” he stated

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