- NIDCOM on Tuesday, March 30, said it has again come to the rescue of 395 Nigerians stranded in Saudi Arabia
- The commission's boss, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, advised Nigerians against 'irregular' migration as some tweeps disagreed
- There were those who believe incessant migrations are caused by people's strong need to seek a greener pasture
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on Tuesday, March 30, announced that 395 citizens who could not come home have been airlifted to Abuja.
It disclosed that the evacuation is a second batch that has brought the total number of Saudi Arabia returnees to 650.
As part of the anti-COVID-19 measure, the people will be quarantined as they follow other protocols at the Federal Capital Territory.
In response to the development, the chairman of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa appealed to Nigerians to stop "irregular migration".
See her tweet below:
Many people reacted to Abike's tweet, below are some of them:
"We need your help and intervention on UAE and Nigeria regarding baned and restriction on flight from Nigeria to UAE due to covid-19 test result. Most of Nigeria on UAE Resident visa and those who want to go on tourist for business are stranded."
"How about appealing to government to fix the country and provide jobs. That’s the only way to avoid irregular migration. Today, Nigerians are migrating to lesser country like Togo to survive, all because the country is in a terrible situation."
"God continue to bless you for that you do..."
"Instead of looking for 500k to travel to Saudi to work as house help, why not try to start a small business here? Yes, things are not easy now, but things are tougher out there. Now Nigeria spends huge resources to bring people back."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian man identified as Rexfunx spoke about the terrible encounter he had when he was trying to get out of the country.
The man revealed that he had the sum of N1.3 million in his account when he was sacked. According to him, the agency he relied on to process his travel to the UK duped him of the sum of N1.2m.