700 Sudan evacuees set to arrive in Abuja

700 Sudan evacuees set to arrive in Abuja

700 Sudan evacuees set to arrive Abuja

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has announced another flight with a batch of 700 Nigerians fleeing Sudan is expected on Sunday.

“Max Air and Azman are airborne and are expected to arrive in Abuja at 10 am today, Sunday 7 May 2023 with over 700 passengers,” NIDCOM said in a tweet.

Recall that the fourth batch of evacuees from Sudan arrived at the Hajj Terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Saturday.

The 131 batch of evacuees comprised 123 adults and eight infants aboard Tarco Aircraft: B737-300 from Port Sudan International Airport, arrived at 2.35p.m in Abuja.

Three of the evacuees, who sustained injuries, were moved to the hospital.

The evacuees were, however, assured that no Nigerian would be left behind.

Those who received them included Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman NiDCOM, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Dr Sani Gwarzo, and the Representative of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Mustapha Habeeb.

Others included Mr Mustapha Habib Ahmed, Director-General National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), a representative of refugees commissioner, Mrs Iman Ibrahim, and other stakeholders.

Each of the returnees was given N100,000 and a bag courtesy of the Aliko Dangote Foundation while MTN supported the returnees with a SIM pack and call credit of N25,000 and 1.5 gigabytes of data.

Both National Emergency Agency, NEMA and the refugees commission provided transportation and hotel accommodation for those of them whose families were not in Abuja, till they reunite with their respective families.

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