Abuja – No fewer than 500 Nigerians returned from Egypt early on Thursday and were received by the Foreign Affairs Minister for State Hajia Salamatu Suleiman at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The returnees were made up students, government officials, businessmen and others.
President Goodluck Jonathan had directed the immediate evacuation of Nigerians from Egypt following the political unrest in that country.
Receiving them, Salamatu expressed government’s commitment to the protection of its citizens wherever they are across the globe.
Responding on behalf of the returnees, Col. Abdulmumuni Aminu commended the Federal Government for its quick response to the plight of the people, adding that the experience was traumatic for them, following the closure of banks, and other basic amenities.