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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPROVES OVER ONE MILLION DOLLAR FOR EVACUATION OF NIGERIANS IN SUDAN

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The Federal Executive Council, has approved one point two million dollars for the immediate evacuation of Nigerians stranded in war torn Sudan.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, made this known while addressing State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council’s meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

According to Onyeama, the amount would be spent on the hiring of luxury buses that would transport the stranded Nigerians from Khartoum, the Sudanese capital to Egypt, from where they would be airlifted to Nigeria.

Also speaking, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, said no Nigerian died in Sudan since the conflict broke out fifteenth April.

Dada, said government also arranged for security support and transportation for the Nigerians to the Egyptian border.

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