Federal Government Brings Back 542 Nigerian Citizens Stranded In Dubai

Nigerian Citizens Stranded In Dubai

Nigerian Citizens Stranded In Dubai

About 542 Nigerian citizens who had been trapped in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been brought back into the nation by the federal government of Nigeria.

On Sunday morning at around 4:30 am a Maxair Charted flight carrying 542 Nigerian citizens landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in the federal capital territory. Among the 42 people on board the plane, there were 3 children, 79 men and 460 women.

They were welcomed by so many agencies when they landed, agencies such as the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Drug Law (NDLEA) National centre for disease control and so many others.

Nigerian Citizens Stranded In Dubai

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The Nigerian Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) investigated the returnees, profiled by many other relevant authorities, and given the all-clear by the Nigerian Immigration Service.

In her statements, the High Commissioner/consulate of Nigeria in Dubai, Ambassador Atinuke Tayyibat Mohammed, who followed the deportees back on the flight, expressed her gratitude to the Federal Government of Nigeria for the extraordinary efforts that were made to ensure the safe rescue of the stranded Nigerian citizens back to their home country Nigeria.

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