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418 Nigerians Stranded In Saudi Arabia Arrive In Abuja

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said Nigeria received another batch of stranded citizens from Saudi Arabia.

Dabiri-Erewa who announced the arrival of the 418 returnees via her official Twitter handle said the returnees will proceed on quarantine at the Federal Capital Territory Hajj camp in line with the COVID-19 protocols by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.”

According to her, she said they arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja via Saudi Air at about 1220hrs today Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

The tweet read: “Another 418 stranded Nigerians in Saudi Arabia arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja via Saudi Air at about 1220hrs today Wednesday, 31st, March 2021.

“The returnees shall proceed on quarantine at the Federal Capital Territory Hajj camp.

“In line with the COVID-19 protocols by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19
Other returnees.”

READ ALSO: First Set Of Nigerian Returnees From UAE Arrive In Lagos

AllNews had reported that the Commission on Monday, March 29, announced the arrival of 255 Nigerians who were stranded in Saudi Arabia.

NIDCOM said the returnees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, via Saudi Air Flight SV3405 at about 1 pm on Monday.

The Commission said, "The returnees, as part of a first batch, will proceed on quarantine at the Federal Capital Territory Hajj camp for 14 days in line with the reversed COVID-19 protocols by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19.

“Other returnees arrival are expected in subsequent days.”

Meanwhile, this brings the total number of those who returned from Saudi Arabia this week to 1,068.

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