Buhari Arrives Nigeria From London, Orders Evacuation of Nigerians in Dominican Island

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Nigeria on Monday evening from London.
The president travelled to London from the United States where he went for the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, meeting.
The President arrived New York on September 18. He left New York for London on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Buhari has ordered the immediate evacuation of Nigerian students stranded in the Dominican Island.
The Presidential directive is occasioned by the reported Hurricane Maria that recently occured on the Island.
Many Nigerian students usually attend medical schools in Dominican Islands which prepare them to move to the U. S. and Europe for the completion of their medical degree programmes.
When contacted, the presidential spokesperson on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed the development.
”President Buhari has ordered for immediate evacuation,” he affirmed.
“The President was deeply touched when he learnt that some of them escaped with nothing but the shirts on their backs. Following the directive, Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been on top of the situation. Nigerian missions in the region have been monitoring the situation. The ministry has assigned a senior official to travel for the purpose of issuing the stranded students, temporary travel permits,” he added.
”Using that, they will be moved to Brazil, where they don’t need visas for their onward evacuation to Nigeria.”

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