Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama
Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama

The Federal Government on Tuesday received a batch of 292 stranded Nigerians from Saudi Arabia.

According to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, the evacuees with a large number of nursing mother and children were flown to Abuja.

This is coming after the country successfully evacuated Nigerians from United Arab Emirates (265); United Kingdom (253) and the United States (160).

The latest returnees bring to 970 the total number of stranded Nigerians who have been evacuated.

Onyeama, via his verified Twitter account, stated that the returnees are doing well and have all settled down in hotels for the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

“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 tweeted.


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