...By Larry John for TDPel Media.
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, has reacted to the return of the first batch of Nigerians evacuated from Sudan to Abuja.
The stranded students safely landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, on Wednesday night.
At least 376 returnees were airlifted by the Nigerian Air Force and Air Peace from Aswan, Egypt.
Taking to his verified Twitter handle on Thursday, Atiku expressed his happiness at the safe return of the first batch of Nigerians evacuated from Sudan.
He appreciated the management of Air Peace Airline, the Nigerian military, and other Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) involved in the rescue of Nigerians stranded in Sudan.
He also charged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all agencies concerned with the evacuation to ensure that no Nigerian is left behind or discriminated against based on ethnicity or religion.
Analysis and Commentaries
The safe return of the first batch of Nigerians evacuated from Sudan is a welcome development, and it is heartening to see Atiku Abubakar express his appreciation for the efforts of those involved.
The evacuation process was a collaborative effort that involved various stakeholders, including the Nigerian Air Force, Air Peace Airline, and other MDAs.
Their efforts should be commended for their prompt and effective response in rescuing Nigerians stranded in Sudan.
Atiku’s call for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all agencies involved in the evacuation to ensure that no Nigerian is left behind or discriminated against based on ethnicity or religion is commendable.
It is essential to ensure that all Nigerians are treated equally and fairly, regardless of their backgrounds or beliefs.
The obligation of the government to come to the aid of its citizens in times of emergencies cannot be overstated, and it is reassuring to see that Atiku recognizes this fact.
In conclusion, the successful evacuation of Nigerians from Sudan is a reminder of the importance of collaboration and prompt response in times of emergencies.
It is hoped that this will serve as a blueprint for future evacuations, and that all Nigerians will be treated equally and fairly, regardless of their backgrounds or beliefs.