The federal government has disclosed that it is making arrangements to pay visa fees for stranded Nigerians at the border of Egypt after their evacuation from Sudan.
The announcement was on Saturday by the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Dabiri-Erewa previously spoke on the circumstances surrounding the Nigerian students in Sudan being denied entry into Egypt.
She revealed that the Egyptian authorities had requested some clearance and visas and that the students had spent three days on the bus.
Sharing an update on the visa issue, Dabiri-Erewa stated that the Nigerian mission in Egypt will pay $9 per person and $25 visa fees to facilitate the entry of the stranded Nigerians.
“The mission has made arrangements to pay nine dollars per person and 25 dollars visa fees. Within Egypt itself, one cannot travel from one region to another without an exit permit.
“We are expecting a CI30 to take off within the hour. NAF is getting set to depart with food etc for Aswan.”
Meanwhile, Punch reports that some state governments on Saturday evacuated their indigenes or those sponsored by them.
It was gathered that Borno, Jigawa and Kaduna came for their indigenes, with the Chairman of the Nigerian Community (Elders Forum) in Sudan, Dr Hashim Na’Allah, confirming the development.
“Yes, Kaduna State and Jigawa State governments evacuated their students today.”
A student named Abdullah Anyuabuga also shared: “Kaduna government moved their students and left today.”
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