Video of Stranded Nigerian students studying in Saudi Arabia has gone viral. The students accuse the Nigerian embassy and consulate office of impeding their evacuation plan. Nigeria seems to have left her scholarship students behind during the pandemic. It was revealed that students from about 150 countries have travelled to their respective countries.
It was later discovered that Saudi Airline had prepared six trips for the Nigerian students to travel home for holiday, but the Nigerian embassy would not consent to the request made for a landing permit due to their self-interest. The embassy has, however, refuted the allegation, claiming it to be false.
Mustapha Lawal, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has assured Nigerians of the government’s commitment to tackling the issue at hand and that it will be resolved soon.