- Abike Dabiri-Erewa, NIDCOM boss, has revealed that 172 Nigerians stranded in Kenya and Uganda have been flown home
- The NIDCOM boss said that Air Peace brought them back amid coronavirus outbreak
- Abike, therefore, welcomed the Nigerians home
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the head of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has given an update about the Nigerian travellers stranded in Kenya and Uganda.
On her Twitter page on Wednesday, July 1, she said that the Nigerians were flown by Air Peace as she welcomed them home.
Abike attached a picture showing the Nigerians aboard the plane.
See her tweet below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigerian government confirmed the evacuation of 362 citizens stranded in the northern African country of Egypt and Asian country India.
The confirmation was made late on Friday, June 12, by the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
The minister posted the information on his verified Twitter handle. In the breakdown, he said 102 Nigerians were brought back home from Egypt and another 260 from India.
In the same vein, Nigerian evacuees from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, arrived in Abuja as the federal government intensifies efforts to bring back stranded nationals amid COVID-19.
The disclosure was made by the NIDCOM boss. As the deadly coronavirus cases increase globally, Nigerians abroad have been indicating interest to return to the country and the federal government has been responding to their request.
In other news, a Swedish village in Sala is in the market for $7.2 million (N2,783,304,000). The entire hamlet is sitting on 62 acres of land and is composed of un-gated 70 buildings. Individual buildings in the village do not have kitchens as food are meant to be served from a central kitchen in the community to engender communal living.
Some of the structures in the village date back to 1700 as it has been in operation for several functions for hundreds of years. There was a time it was used as a wellness retreat.
A group of local 15 residents has owned the village since 2002. Other functions the village had served include festivals and concerts.
One of the residents, Mats Wikman said that most of the residents are in their middle ages and they need more people in the community.
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It should be noted that out of the villages like it built in the country, only this particular one has survived through ages with its historical essence intact.
A more detailed description of the village showed that at the centre of the community is a cluster of buildings built as hotels where they are shared bathrooms and common rooms.
“The big challenge would be to choose which houses a new owner wants to start working on,” Mr. Martinsson, another resident, said.
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