Another batch of 255 Nigerians stranded in Saudi Arabia have been returned to the country. This was announced on Monday by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).

The Commission in a post shared pictures of the returnees, saying that the “255 stranded Nigerians arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja via Saudi Air Flight SV3405 at about 1:00 pm local time today Monday, 29th, March 2021.”

NIDCOM added that this is the first batch of the returnees while the arrival of other returnees is expected in the subsequent days.

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The returnees are expected to proceed on quarantine at the Federal Capital Territory Hajj camp for 14 days in line with the reversed COVID-19 protocols by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

This was the third batch of Nigerians that returned to the country within two weeks.

In the previous week, a total of 384 Nigerians returned from the Middle East Kingdom, and a day after that, another batch numbering over 400 returned to the country.


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