June 15, 2024

160 Women Claiming To be Nigerians In Sudan Are Without Passport -FG

Following the claims by 160 women in Sudan to be Nigerians, the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Ahmed, has said that they are without passports to facilitate their return to the country.


This was stated at a media briefing in Abuja, by Ahmed, who said the women’s lack of Nigerian passports has made it difficult for the agency to verify their citizenship claims and NEMA was being careful not to evacuate non-Nigerians from the war-torn North African country.


The NEMA chief said the women’s claim that their great-grandparents up to the fifth generation were Nigerians while they were born in Sudan has not been unverified.


He added that the Federal Government of Nigeria paid a total of $22,662 as exit fees at the point of moving the evacuees from Sudan and $62,950 for entry visas into Egypt and 2,518 Nigerians from Sudan since the exercise began on May 3.

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