FG bringing Saudi deportees soon


The Federal Government has opened diplomatic channels on the plight of Nigerians awaiting deportation from Saudi Arabia.

The Secretary to the Government of the  Federation, Boss Mustapha disclosed that “Nigeria is currently working with the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the deportation of 600 Nigerians.”

Mustapha, who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Task force on COVID-19, said  the deportees are expected to arrive in two batches on the 28 and 29 January,  and would be quarantined for 14 days in line with COVID-19 protocols.

The affected Nigerians were reportedly arrested by Saudi authorities because they had stayed beyond their permits.


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