- A lot of Nigerians are still stranded in Europe
- This was the latest revelation by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM)
- NIDCOM's boss, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Sunday, July 26
Following the lockdown and the rising cases of coronavirus pandemic all over the world, some Nigerians in European countries like France are stranded.
This development was revealed on Sunday, July 26, by the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa on Twitter.
However, Dabiri-Erewa that the set of Nigerians will leave Paris, the capital of France on Sunday.
The NIDCOM's boss stated that the citizens will arrive at their home country at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government had evacuated stranded Nigerians in the UK and they were currently on their way back home as their due arrival date is Tuesday, July 14.
According to the information posted on Twitter by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, the country’s citizens would be welcomed at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport.
Legit.ng recalled that in what came in as a shock, a social media user, Sadiq Cyrus, had called the attention of Dabiri-Erewa was brought to the ordeal of the Nigerian students.
In a tweet on Thursday morning, July 16, Sadiq said the Nigerian students, who are in the UK on NDDC scholarship, were being left with no other option than eating expired food.
H also raised an alarm that the students were also forced to work in "Covid-19 hotspots" to survive, demanding that the issue should be looked into by the authorities.
Responding to the tweet, the NIDCOM chairman said her commission "has taken this (the issue) up." She also added that Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta, under whose ministry the NDDC operates, had been formally written.
Some of the students have now lifted the lids on their tribulation in their respective countries of learning, saying they are being neglected by the commission.
"We have never been visited by the NCDC and we have never received an email from them not to talk of being visited," one of the students said.
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