In a remarkable display of commitment to the welfare of its citizens, the Nigerian Federal Government, in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), successfully evacuated a group of 126 Nigerians who had been stranded in conflict-ridden Sudan.
The chartered aircraft, operated by Tarco Aviation, safely transported the returnees from Port Sudan to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Saturday, 24th June 2023, marking another significant milestone in the ongoing evacuation efforts.
With utmost precision, the aircraft touched down at 4:56 pm local time, amid a flurry of anticipation and relief. The returning Nigerians were warmly received by a dedicated team from the Federal Government, led by NEMA officials, at the esteemed Pilgrims Wing of the airport.
Among those present was Director Dr. Onimode Abdullah, representing the Director-General of NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed.
Addressing the group of weary yet grateful returnees, Dr. Abdullah reiterated the unwavering commitment of the Federal Government, under the capable leadership of President Bola Tinubu, to prioritize the safety and well-being of its citizens.
He reassured them that the government was tirelessly working towards enhancing the quality of life in the country.
The evacuation of stranded Nigerians from Sudan signifies a significant step in the government’s efforts to protect its citizens abroad and provide them with the necessary support during challenging times.
By swiftly organizing these airlift operations, the Federal Government demonstrates its unwavering dedication to ensuring the welfare of Nigerians, both within the country and beyond its borders.