The Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan, Safiu Olaniyan says the embassy is waiting for clearance from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and NEMA to transport stranded Nigerians by bus into Egypt for the onward journey home by air.

Mr Olaniyan in a voice message sent through the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), stated that a security clearance is what is needed for those at the boarders of Sudan to move to Egypt and that all other necessary protocols had been observed.

He also clarified that the embassy was not in charge of procuring the buses , but was only following instructions from the Humanitarian Affairs Ministry and NEMA.

The ambassador assured parents and students that the embassy officials are fully on ground in Khartoum, Sudan and as such, they share in the challenges from the war with all Nigerians affected.

Ambassador Olaniyan further said that no Nigerian Embassy official would leave Sudan until the last Nigerian has been evacuated.