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Sudan Crisis: Reps summon Dabiri, Onyeama, others over evacuation of Nigerians

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Sudan Crisis: Reps summon Dabiri, Onyeama, others over evacuation of Nigerians

The House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri to brief the House on the challenges associated with the evacuation of Nigerians stranded in Sudan.

The House also invited officials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

Gbajabiamila issued the invite on Tuesday at the resumption of plenary.

It would be recalled that the ongoing civil war in Sudan has led to the emergency evacuation of Nigerians in the war-torn country.

The Nigerian officials had claimed that it would take $1.2 million to evacuate 3,500 Nigerians via Egypt, however, the evacuation plan has been besieged by problems.

Gbajabiamila said the evacuation is experiencing challenges due to inter-agency rivalry.

“The House is aware of ongoing difficulties with the evacuation efforts and the federal government’s response to the developments in the Republic of Sudan. We are also mindful that some of these difficulties flow from interagency disagreements arising from overlapping mandates and the absence of established operational guidelines for such circumstances,” he said.

The Speaker directed the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Buba to issue the invite.

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