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508 Nigerians living illegally in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia have voluntarily submitted themselves for repatriation to Nigeria. The Director, Consular and Immigration Services, Mr Abdulazeez Dankano was available to receive 80 repatriated Nigerians and said that the Federal Government will continue to assist stranded Nigerians in other parts of the world. He said, “These are the ones that volunteered to leave before they are arrested, and they requested government to come to their assistance for they don’t have the means to return home, so government has answered their request by providing aircraft to bring them back to Nigeria”.
Some of them are coming for the first time because they have been there (all their lives), they were born there by first generation Nigerians; some are the ones that went for Hajj and Umrah and overstayed…Some we have to go into the details of tracing their relation and integrate them with their families”, Dankano said.
Officials of the Nigeria Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, were on hand to receive the 80 Nigerians who were later handed over to State Emergency Management Agencies from Kano, Borno, Bauchi, Jigawa, Katsina,
Yobe, Plateau and Nasarawa states.