As Nigeria welcomes back the first set of evacuees fleeing Sudan, MTN Nigeria is offering free airtime and data to the returnees to support their resettlement in Nigeria.
The North African country has been embroiled in a bloody conflict since April 15 and after waves of assurances by the Federal Government on evacuating Nigerians stranded in the country, over 300 of them landed at the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport, Abuja in the early hours of Thursday morning. More evacuees are expected to return through the course of the week.
Receiving the evacuees at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Thursday morning, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq, disclosed that various organisations were supporting resettlement efforts for the returnees.
“Today, we are very happy to receive them. They have gone through a very traumatic period but we give thanks to Almighty Allah that all of them are back safely. No life was lost which is the most important thing. All the efforts put in place were not in vain. I thank every member of the Committee that has put all efforts to ensure that these people are brought back safely and with dignity. We thank the transport companies for their support.
“There is N100,000 that would transport them back to their families which is supported by the Dangote Foundation by giving them the transportation fare as well as the dignity kits and 25,000 recharge cards from MTN and 1.5 GB data courtesy of MTN. All efforts have been put in place and everyone has contributed to ensuring that at least these Nigerians have some comfort when they return home.”