The Federal Government has EMPATHIZED with Nigerians stranded in Sudan but warned them against making treacherous journeys in a bid to return home.
The Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Amb. Janet Olisa and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Nasir Sani-Gwarzo gave the advice in a joint statement yesterday.
According to the statement “parents are urged to advise their wards that while concerted efforts are being made to evacuate them, the students should endeavour to remain calm and maintain constant communication with officials of the Nigerian Embassy in Sudan for instructions and updates.”
Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) plans to evacuate about 2,650 to 2,800 people first, including students, embassy staff and their families.