Nigerians in Saudi Arabia cry for help as FG evacuates 270 stranded in Egypt

Nigerians in Saudi Arabia cry for help as FG evacuates 270 stranded in Egypt

- Nigerians stranded in Mozambique, Mauritius, Madagascar and Saudi Arabia are begging to be evacuated

- They are begging the federal government to evacuate them as Nigerians from other countries are brought back home

- The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission announced that 270 stranded Nigerians have departed Cairo for Abuja

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Nigerians stranded in Mozambique, Mauritius, Madagascar and Saudi Arabia are begging the federal government to evacuate them as compatriots from other countries are brought back home.

This is coming as the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission announced that 270 stranded nationals departed Cairo for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Nigerians in Saudi Arabia cry for help as 270 stranded in Egypt depart for Nigeria

Abike Dabiri-Erewa is the chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission. Photo credit: Premium Times
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The commission said the Nigerians are expected to arrive Abuja around 6:00 pm local time on Friday, July 10.

In other news, Nigerian scientists have developed indigenous rapid testing kits for COVID-19 as the country battles with the deadly disease.

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The disclosure was made by the minister of science and technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, who said the RNA Swift testing kits can accurately detect COVID-19 at a drastically lower cost.

Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, July 9, Onu said five million farmers will be tested with the kits in the coming months, adding that 10 million kits will be produced in the first batch.

The head of the National Biotechnology Development Agency, Alex Akpa, corroborated the minister's claim that the RNA Swift is accurate.

He said the RNA Swift competes favorably with conventional and commercially available kits for the diagnosis of COVID-19.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that companies in Dubai had started excluding Nigerian applicants from vacancies after Ramon Olorunwa Abass popularly known as Hushpuppi was arrested in the United Arab Emirates.

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Recall that Hushpuppi and other Nigerians were arrested for fraud in Dubai and extradited to the United States.

Legit.ng sighted some jobs advertised online and open to candidates of every nationality except Nigerians.

Apart from blacklisting Nigerians from applying for jobs in Dubai, the latter is also denying Nigerians tourist visa.

In a letter sighted by Legit.ng, the UAE made it known that Nigerian passport holders are not permitted to obtain a tourism visa to the country in the meantime.

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