Sudan crisis: Egypt gives Nigeria stringent conditions to cross border
Egypt has imposed strict conditions on Nigerians stranded in the country to cross their border.
The first set of 637 Nigerian students evacuated from Sudan are stranded at the Egyptian border with the war-torn country.
Geoffrey Onyeama said in a Sunday speech that the Egyptian authorities hadn’t opened their border with Sudan to the students for three days after they arrived.
Onyeama said that the Egyptian authorities insisted that all 637 Nigerians be cleared before they can enter their country.
He explained that the Federal Government might move the students to Port Sudan for evacuation if Egypt delayed further.
In a message sent by the Nigerian Ambassador to Egypt, Nura Rimi, the approval to be granted for the evacuation of Nigerians through Egypt, with stringent conditions and guidelines are: “Details and schedule of the aircraft; capacity of the aircraft; a strong pledge that once our citizens depart the border, they will be conveyed directly to the designated airport.”
Others are: “Comprehensive list of the evacuees, with passport numbers; valid travel documents (passport or ETC); the presence of Nigerian government officials at the points of embarkation; and standby buses that will immediately convey them to the airport.”