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FG To Receive 802 Deportees From Saudi Arabia


802 Deportees From Saudi Arabia To Arrive Abuja Thursday, Friday

The Federal Government, has announced  that 802 Nigerians will arrive Abuja on Thursday and Friday.

A statement issued in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, revealed that the returnees are expected to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Although reasons for their deportation back to Nigeria, was not given, a source who chose to remain anonymous revealed that the returnees were deportees from Saudi Arabia for various offences.

“ The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that Eight Hundred and Two (802) Nigerian nationals returning from   the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe  International Airport on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th of January 2021. The Returnees will be conveyed via two Saudi Arabian Airlines.

“ The first batch will arrive on the 28th of January at 11:50hrs, while the second will arrive 29th January at 10:35hrs.

“ The returnees will be received on arrival by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Presidential Task Force on Covid19 and other relevant MDAs. They will be quarantined at the FCT Hajj camp for a period of fourteen (14) days in line with established COVID-19 protocols. There after, the Ministry will facilitate their movement to their respective home destinations,” Aduda said.

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