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FG receives 292 stranded evacuees from Saudi Arabia

The Nigerian Government has received 292 stranded Nigerians from Saudi Arabia, with a large number of them nursing mothers and children.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Geoffrey Onyeama. [Twitter/@GeoffreyOnyeama]

“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 14 days quarantine,” Onyeama tweeted.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 970 Nigerians have been successfully evacuated from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirate and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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More Nigerians are expected to be evacuated soon following pledges from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to assist in subsequent evacuations.

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