Nigeria receives 292 stranded returnees from Saudi Arabia


The Federal Government has received 292 stranded Nigerians from Saudi Arabia.

Disclosing this via his twitter handle, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said evacuees which include nursing mothers and children were flown to Abuja.

“We received 292 evacuees stranded in Saudi Arabia yesterday. The Saudi Government transported them to Abuja.

“Large number are nursing mothers and children and they are a comfortably settled in hotels under the mandatory 14- day quarantine”. he twitted.

The country has successfully evacuated Nigerians from the United Arab Emirate (265) United Kingdom (253) and the United State of America (160).

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