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Federal Government probe visa cancellation of Nigerians in Saudi Airport

Written by on November 14, 2023

The Federal Government says it is investigating reports of as many as 264 Nigerian passengers’ visas being cancelled upon their arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from Nigeria.

The Air Peace flight reportedly took off from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos via the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano on Sunday night and landed at King Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement says it is investigating the matter to see if any consular or aviation rules have been flouted.

In the statement signed by Alkasim Abdulkadir, the Special Adviser on Media and Communications Strategy to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yusuf Tuggar notes that the ministry will ensure such actions that impact the welfare of Nigerian citizens are mitigated in the future.

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