The Federal Government of Nigeria has reacted to the video where its citizens were spotted crying out to President Muhammadu Buhari and other authorities to rescue them from Saudi Arabia.
A young lady in hijab had called on the President and relevant agencies to rescue her and other ladies from Saudi Arabia.
The lady noted that they are stranded and want to return to Nigeria.
The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in her reaction promised that the commission is working together with the Saudi institution to bring back about 200 prisoners.
She called on the lady spotted in the video and others stranded in Saudi Arabia to report to the mission on Sunday and register in order to seek permission and process their return.
Dabire-Erewa on her Twitter account wrote: “There are processes and procedures to follow. Saudi institutions are on holidays. They resume Sunday.”
“Rather than come anonymously here, from Sunday when they open for work, they should go to the mission to register. The mission will then appeal for a permit, etc. and they will return.”
“Moreso it’s the prisoners ( about 200) that the Saudis want to bring back. They want to decongest their deportation centres. But the bone of contention now is that the prisoners must get their COVID-19 tests done before evacuation. Discussions will continue after they resume on Sunday.”