Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM), has 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.
Dabiri-Erewa said over 7000 Nationals, including Nigerians are not being allowed to cross the border into Egypt since their arrival late yesterday evening.
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 traumatised travellers to transit to their final destinations in various countries in Africa.
An ongoing refugee crisis began in mid-April 2023 after the outbreak of the 2023 Sudan conflict in Sudan.
About 5,500 Nigerian students in Sudan are expected to be evacuated due to the violence in the North African country, a Nigerian official has said.
The Nigerian government earlier announced that it had loaned 40 buses for the evacuation at a cost of $1.2 million.
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