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Saudi Arabia Deports 420 Nigerians



A total of 420 Nigerian returnees arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from Saudi Arabia on Wednesday according to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM).

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Abdul-Rahman Balogun, Head, Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of NiDCOM.

Balogun said on Wednesday that of the 420 returnees, 27 were children while 393 were adults.

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He stated that the returnees were received by senior government officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, NCDC and other relevant agencies.

Speaking at the airport, Amb. Akinremi Bolaji, Director Consular and Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, urged the returnees to cooperate with the government.

Speaking further, he said that the government had made provisions for their basic needs during the mandatory 14 days isolation in line with the COVID-19 protocol.


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