Sudan: FG Reveals Plans Are Underway To Deploy Air Transport To Evacuate Nigerian Citizens



The Nigerian government announced on Tuesday that there are arrangements in place to send planes to evacuate Nigerian people who are currently living in Sudan.

This was stated in a news release issued jointly on Tuesday by Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, and Janet Olisa, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ministries declared that, in accordance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive, they are coordinating closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigerian Missions in the nations bordering Sudan, and other pertinent stakeholders to immediately evacuate these students and other impacted citizens.

The government officials urged parents to advise their wards that while concerted efforts are being made to evacuate them, the students should remain calm and maintain constant communication with officials of the Nigerian Embassy in Sudan for instructions and updates.

“They can reach the Embassy Officials on the following telephone numbers, +2348035866773, +249961956284, +2348063636862, +249961956274, and +2349066663493,” the officials said.

“Furthermore, they are also advised to guard against undertaking the treacherous journey to the borders on their own, in view of the dangers involved.”

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