About 310 Kano State Indigenes out of the 1,319 stranded Nigerians evacuated from Saudi Arabia were officially handed over to the Kano State Government by the Federal Government.
Amb. Bolaji Akinremi, the Director, Consular and Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who received the returnees, noted that their quarantine period has elapsed.
According to him, “the returnees who were well catered for by the Federal Government have tested negative to corona virus before being discharged.
Receiving them on behalf of Kano State Government, the Director General Kano Investment Promotion Agency and Diaspora, Hajia Hama Aware Mohammed expressed gratitude to the Federal Government, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nigerians in Diaspora Commission for their untiring efforts.
Hajia Hama Mohammed gave assurance that all returnees will be well received, rehabilitated and reintegrated back to the society.
She said, “the State Government is ever ready to recieve them and make home (Kano) better for them than where they came from through vocational education and skills acquisition.
The returnees were all camped at the FCT Muslims Pilgrims Hajj, Abuja.