Egypt Finally Opens Its Borders To Nigerians Following Buhari’s Intervention
Following the intervention of President Buhari, according to NIDCOM, Egypt opened its border to Nigerians.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
The Egyptian government has now allowed Nigerians who had been evacuated from Sudan entry.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, claims that following President Muhammadu Buhari’s involvement with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the Egyptian borders were opened to the evacuees.
In response to a story concerning NIDCOM’s previous announcement that the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) was prepared to send home Nigerians caught up in the Sudan conflict, Dabiri-Erewa said that the evacuees had been denied admission at the Aswan border crossing with Egypt.
In a tweet on Monday, May 1, 2023, the agency said, “The Egyptian border still not opened for our students, but the Nigeria Airforce is ready, the NAF C 130 landed in Aswan Airport, and they say “We will not leave without our students”
The stranded Nigerians would be flown back to their nation once the border is opened.
“With the intervention of President Buhari, Egypt has finally opened its border to Nigerians fleeing Sudan. With an Airforce plane already on the ground in Aswan, Egypt, the processing of the first set of evacuees will begin” the tweet reads.
The North African nation ultimately opened its border to Nigerians after President Buhari’s intervention, the agency tweeted six hours later.
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