Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM), has raised alarm about refusal of Egyptian authorities to allow over 7000 nationals from different countries including Nigerians fleeing the war in Sudan into their country.
Many countries, including Nigerians are evacuating their citizens from Sunday through the war-torn’s country with Egypt.
But in a statment on Friday afternoon, Dabiri lamented that over 7000 Nationals, including Nigerians have not been allowed to cross the border into Egypt since their arrival late Thursday evening .
This, she said was because the Egyptian authorities are insisting on visas to allow the Africans to transit back to their countries.
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However, she added that The Nigerian mission in Egypt has been working tirelessly to tackle the problem.
Abike-Dabiri also called on those concerned with passages and movement of persons and services along contiguous borders of Sudan to create a humane condition for about 7000 Nationals, including Nigerians to have unfettered access to their various destinations.
She appealed to the Egyptian authorities to kindly allow the already traumatized travelers to transit to their final destinations in various countries in Africa.
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