Sunday, Could 7, 2023
The Nigerians in Diaspora Fee (NiDCOM) stated one other flight with a batch of evacuees is predicted on Sunday, with conclusion ongoing on crucial clearance for take off.
That is contained in a press release by Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun, head of media, public relations and protocols, NiDCOM on Saturday.
Mr Balogun stated this was a part of the highlights of the inter-ministerial briefing on the return of the fourth batch of evacuees from Sudan on the Hajj Terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport.
The 131 batch of evacuees comprised 123 adults and eight infants aboard Tarco Plane: B737-300 from Port Sudan Worldwide Airport, arrived at 2.35p.m in Abuja.
Three of the evacuees, who sustained accidents, have been moved to the hospital.
One had an damage within the hand whereas one other one had belly ache.
All of them have been stabilised.
The evacuees have been, nevertheless, assured that no Nigerian could be left behind.
Those that acquired them included Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman NiDCOM, Everlasting Secretary, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Dr Sani Gwarzo, and the Consultant of Minister of International Affairs, Mr Mustapha Habeeb.
Others included Mr Mustapha Habib Ahmed, Director-Basic Nationwide Emergency Administration Company (NEMA), a consultant of refugees commissioner, Mrs Iman Ibrahim, and different stakeholders.
They supplied logistics assist like Nigeria Immigration Service, Dangote Basis, MTN, and Hajia Asmau Yerima Mohammed who represented the Affiliation of Mother and father and Guardian of College students in Sudan.
In line with the assertion, President Muhammadu Buhari gave the committee the mandatory assist to deliver again any keen Nigerians.
The committee additionally reiterated that there was no ethnic segregation as speculated in some quarters and it remained centered on its mandate.
Furthermore, post-trauma counselling and psychosocial therapy have been introduced once more.
The post-trauma counselling and psycho-social therapy is deliberate by NiDCOM, with the Ministry of Well being, and Refugees Fee in partnership with Aliko Dangote Basis.
Consistent with the normal assist laid down, every of the returnees was given N100,000 and a bag courtesy of Dangote Basis whereas MTN supported with a SIM pack and name credit score of N25,000 and 1.5 gigabytes of information.
Each the NEMA and the refugees fee supplied transportation and resort lodging for these of them whose households weren’t in Abuja, until they reunite with their respective households.
The committee additionally assured them that there have been plans to safe placement for them to proceed with their schooling of their respective programs in Nigeria with the assist of the Ministry of Training.
A lot of the college students interviewed regretted the battle scenario in Sudan and thanked the federal authorities for coming promptly to their rescue.
In addition they pleaded with the federal government to hasten the evacuation of their colleagues nonetheless trapped in Sudan.
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