Senate Urges FG To Evacuate Nigerians In South Sudan

 Senate Urges FG To Evacuate Nigerians In South Sudan

senate-sitting_500gk-is-941The Senate has called on the Federal Government to evacuate Nigerians living in the crisis-ridden South Sudan.
The decision followed a point of order made by the Deputy Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Ben Bruce, at plenary.
Bruce while raising the point of order said reports indicated that Nigerians in South Sudan were the only nationals still left in the country despite the crisis.
Bruce urged the Senate to summon the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, to explain why Nigerians were allegedly abandoned in South Sudan.
The lawmaker also urged the Senate to mandate the Committee on Diaspora and Non-Governmental Organisations, to carry out holistic investigation into what transpired at the Nigerian Embassy in the country.
The president of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, said the relevant authorities would be communicated appropriately to ensure that the lives of Nigerians in South Sudan were not in danger.


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