Saudi Arabia Deported 198 Nigerians. The Federal Government on Saturday got no less than 198 Nigerians illicitly living in Saudi Arabia at the Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, at around 10 a.m.
Saudi Arabia Deported 198 Nigerians
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this number was out of the 1,800 Nigerians living illicitly in Saudi Arabia, who were offered reprieve to come back to the nation.
NAN reports that the 198 people including ladies and children came back with their baggage on board a Med-View air ship.
Authorities of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Kano got the main group of the returnees.
Mohammed Yahaya-Sani, the Consular at the Nigerian Consulate in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, who drove the illicit workers to Nigeria, told journalists at the air terminal that the Federal Government supported their arrival.
As indicated by him, the illegal migrants intentionally answered to the Nigerian Embassy to come back to Nigeria in consistence with the three months departure notice issued to them by Saudi authorities, which will be terminate on July 24.
Mr. Yahaya-Sani said in opposition to speculations, the returnees were not deported, rather they willfully acknowledged the pardon offer granted to them by the Saudi authorities for illicit outsiders to leave the nation.
“They settled on their own to come back to Nigeria. The Saudi authorities offered reprieve to every single illicit foreigner to leave the nation within three months,” he said.