802 Stranded Nigerians In Saudi Arabia To Return On Thursday

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802 Nigerians stranded in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are expected in Abuja between Thursday and Friday.

They had been held at various detention centres in Saudi Arabia over migration issues.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gabriel Aduda, in a statement on Wednesday, said the returnees would be received at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, via two Saudi Arabian Airlines.

“They’ll be quarantined at the FCT Hajj camp for a period of 14 days in line with established COVID-19 protocols.

“The first batch will arrive on Thursday, 28th of January at 11:50 a.m., while the second will arrive on Friday, 29th January at 10:35 a.m.

“The returnees will be received on arrival by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and other relevant MDAs.

“Thereafter, the ministry will facilitate their movement to their respective home destinations”.

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