The federal government has promised to cover Egyptian visa fees for Nigerians who have become trapped as a result of the current Sudan crisis.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, announced this on Saturday.
She stated that the Mission in Egypt was arranging for the payment of visa costs for Nigerians who had become trapped at the country’s border.
Recall that the Federal Government on Friday called on relevant authorities along Sudan’s contiguous borders to establish a compassionate environment for around 7,000 nationals, including Nigerians, to enjoy unrestricted entry to their respective destinations.
Dabiri-Erewa, who made this call, said the nationals were not being allowed to cross the border into Egypt since their arrival on Thursday evening.
However, giving updates on the stranded Nigerians at the Egypt border, Dabiri-Erewa said, “The mission has made arrangements to pay nine dollars per person and 25 dollars visa fees. Within Egypt itself, one cannot travel from one region to another without an exit permit. We are expecting a CI30 to take off within the hour. NAF is getting set to depart with food etc for Aswan.”