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NEMA Evacuates 191 Nigerians Stranded In India

A total of 191 Nigerians stranded in India, who were evacuated by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, have arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Friday.

An Ethiopian Airline charted flight that conveyed the returnees touched down at the Abuja airport as they were received by a reception team led by NEMA and other relevant agencies. After being profiled and screened, the returnees were given a token of $100 for transportation to their various homes.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq welcomed them on behalf of the federal government.

He was represented by a Deputy Director in the Ministry, Dr Suleiman Abubakar, who told the returnees to be law abiding.

The NEMA boss who was represented by the Deputy Director Search and Rescue, Ishaya Isa chonoko, said the federal government had approved the evacuation to ease the suffering of Nigerians stranded abroad to bring them back home safely.

The returnees thanked the federal Government for their safe evacuation back home.

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