Former Vice President of Nigera and the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party PDP Atiku Abubarka has charged the federal government of Nigeria to ensure that all Nigerians that are trapped in Sudan are safely returned to Nigeria.
Atiku also appreciated the efforts of some Nigerian citizens in making sure that Nigerians who are have been evacuated from Sudan to Egypt returned to Nigeria.
Recall that the First batch of Nigerias who are being evacuated from Sudan because of the ongoing war between Sudanese military factions landed in Nigera on Wednesday after a private owned airline company Air-Peace flied them from Egypt.
In reacting to the arrival of the first batch, Atiku praised the efforts of Air peace, and the Egyptian authorities for opening their borders to Nigeria and also charged the federal government to ensure that all Nigerians are returned home safely.
I’m elated at reports of the safe return of the first batch of Nigerians evacuated from Sudan.
While welcoming home the evacuees, I wish to congratulate again and thank the management of Air Peace Airline, the Nigerian military, and other MDAs involved in this rescue of our compatriots stranded in Sudan. I wish to acknowledge the expression of interest of Max Air to answer the patriotic call to also help in the evacuation of our citizens. Our appreciation also goes to the Egyptian authorities for granting Nigerians safe passage after the initial setback through their territory.
Furthermore, I will charge the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all agencies concerned with the evacuation to ensure that no Nigerian is left behind or discriminated against based on ethnicity or religion. It is the obligation of every responsible government to come to the aid of its citizens in periods of emergencies such as we are having with Nigerians stranded in the crisis in Sudan. -AA