Sudan crisis: $1.2m spent to evacuate stranded Nigerians to Cairo — FG
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on April 27, 2023
The Federal Government said $1.2 million was spent to deploy 40 buses to evacuate at least 2,400 stranded Nigerians out of Sudan.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed this to State House correspondents shortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of Aso Rock Villa, Abuja on Wednesday.
According to Onyeama, the high cost of the evacuation was to provide security cover for the eight-hour journey from Luxol to Cairo and the eleven-hour trip from Aswan to Cairo, Egypt.
Royal Times reports that Although the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces agreed to halt hostilities at midnight Monday, local media reported that fighting had resumed even as a hospital was shelled on Wednesday.