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About 7000 Nationals, Nigerians Inclusive, Stranded At Egyptian Border, Says NiDCOM Boss

About 7000 Nationals, Nigerians Inclusive, Stranded At Egyptian Border, Says NiDCOM Boss 


The Federal Government says about 7,000 nationals including Nigerians are stranded at the Egyptian border on their way from Sudan.

This is according to the Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa.


A Friday statement by Gabriel Odu of the Media, Public Relations, and Protocols Unit of NIDCOM quoted Dabiri-Erewa as expressing concern over the plight of those affected.

“Dabiri-Erewa said over 7000 Nationals, including Nigerians, are not being allowed to cross the border into Egypt since their arrival late yesterday evening,” the statement read.

“She added that The Nigerian mission in Egypt has been working tirelessly on this as the Egyptian authorities are insisting on visas by fellow Africans to transit back to their countries.


“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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