Sudan Crisis: N560 Million Spent To Evacuate Nigerians By Road – FG

The Federal Government says it has spent $1.2million (about N560m) to transport Nigerians stranded in Sudan by road to safe places where they can be flown home.

The government also said no Nigerian had died in the fight between warring military factions in Sudan so far.

The Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, disclosed these Wednesday while fielding questions from State House reporters after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said, “We are confident we shall not lose any life in this exercise to evacuate stranded Nigerians.”

While speaking, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the process started after the federal government had overcome some challenges, adding that it would take a couple of days to evacuate stranded Nigerians.

He said the sum of $1.2 million had been spent so far on the current effort to move them by road.

Onyeama said once they were safely moved to Egypt, other arrangements would be effected to airlift them back to Nigeria.

Both Ministers said women and children would be given priority before diplomats who were equally involved in the evacuation logistics.

They said the Nigerian government was leveraging the 72 hours cease fire window given by the Sudanese government to evacuate as many Nigerians as possible.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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