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Additional 424 Nigerians Arrive From Saudi Arabia




Ganiyat Ganiyu

No fewer than four hundred and twenty-four more Nigerians stranded in Saudi Arabia arrived in Abuja on Friday.

The Chairman, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made this known via her Twitter handle.

She tweeted, “424 more Nigerians stranded in Saudi have arrived Abuja. They will proceed on the mandatory 14 days quarantine. We appeal to Nigerians to desist from illegal migration.”

384 stranded Nigerians in Saudi Arabia had on Thursday arrived in the country.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had on Wednesday said that 802 Nigerians would return from Saudi Arabia on Thursday and Friday.

It also said the returnees would be quarantined at the Federal Capital Territory Hajj camp for 14 days in line with the COVID-19 protocols.

“They (returnees) will be quarantined at the FCT Hajj camp for a period of 14 days in line with established COVID-19 protocols. Thereafter, the ministry will facilitate their movement to their respective home destinations,” it said.


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