The First set of Nigerian evacuees from Sudan have arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The Air Peace flight carrying over 282 Nigerian students from the Aswan Airport in Egypt first landed at the airport at about 11.35pm on Wednesday,with the NAF C-130H jet conveying about 94 persons following closely behind.
The evacuees were received at the Airport by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the permanent secretary in the ministry, Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM ,Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,the Director General of NEMA Mustapha Habib,Director,Migration, National Commission for Refugees, Migrant and Internally Displaced Displaced Persons, Mrs. Catherine Udida and the alongside Security officials as well as some family members of the Evacuees
NiDCOM Boss,Abike Dabiri-Erewa said it was a huge relief to receive the returnees, bearing in mind what they went through in Sudan.
The evacuees received the sum of N100,000 each upon their return to the country.
They also got N25,000 worth of recharge cards and 1.5 Gigabytes of data.