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FG Brings Back 542 Nigerians Stranded in UAE

A TOTAL of 542 stranded Nigerians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), evacuated by the Federal Government, arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, 4:29 a.m., onboard a Max Air chartered flight, yesterday.

The evacuees consisted of 79 males, 460 females and three infants. On arrival, the returnees were screened by health officials, profiled by various relevant agencies and cleared by the Nigerian Immigration Service, after which they were given a token as fare before leaving the airport.

Earlier, Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Habib Ahmed, who officially received the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government, admonished them to learn from their experiences and be law-abiding citizens.

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