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    Egypt Gives Nigeria Stringent Conditions to Cross Border

    The Egyptian authorities have finally agreed to open its border for Nigerians stranded in Sudan to come in.

    The gesture is however coming with a stringent conditions and guidelines.

    The Egyptians said there must be a detailed and scheduled aircraft to airlift them.

    They also want a strong commitment that they would ensure total evacuation of all Nigerians coming in from Sudan.

     Nigerian Ambassador in Egypt, Ambasaddor Nuru Rimi stated these on Monday.

    No fewer than 637 Nigerian have been stranded at the Aswan border for the past four days as the Egyptians authorities denied them passage.

    Rimi however said that approval has been granted.

    He said: “Approval to be granted for the evacuation of Nigerians through Egypt, with stringent conditions and guidelines;

    “Details and schedule of the Aircrafts. Capacity of the Aircrafts.

    “Strong Pledge that once our citizens departs the border, they will be conveyed directly to the designated Airport.

    “Comprehensive List of the Evacuees, with passport numbers.

    “Valid Travel Documents (Passport or ETC)

    “Presence of Nigeria Government Officials at the points of Embarkation.

    “Standby buses that will immediately convey them to the Airport.”

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