Sudan Crisis: Save Lives Of Nigerian Students Now, Katsina Commissioner Tells FG

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has been urged to speed up the process of evacuating Nigerian students from crisis- ridden  Khartoum, Sudan to save their lives and mitigate the level of trauma amongst the students.
The call was made by the Katsina State Commissioner for Education, Prof Badamasi Lawal in an interview with newsmen, Friday evening.
Although the Nigerian government has expressed deep concern over the situation of the students trapped in the Sudan crisis and making efforts to evacuate them, the effort has not yielded significant results so far.
Prof. Badamasi lamented that many parents, especially those whose children and wards are still in Sudan are so worried about their safety most especially that enemy planes are continuously hovering over them at Afrique University.
The situation creates psychological fear in the minds of the students and making them discouraged  in the pursuit of education in foreign lands. Those students who have interest in studying abroad are not given a good signal.
Prof Badamasi called on the international community, the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nation and the African Union to step up actions to ensure peace returns to Sudan to avoid the escalation of the humanitarian crisis in the sub region.
He however, advised all Nigerians to intensify prayers for normalcy to return to Sudan and all countries experiencing crises. indeed he is  appealing to those saddled with responsibility of evacuating the students to  leave no stone unturned in guaranteeing  their safety and bringing them  back home, Nigeria.
“The Nigerian students  are without  food, money and shelter.  One could imagine  the difficulty   of these young  adults.  Only ten out the forty buses were visibly  seen conveying students  to Egypt for possible  evacuation to Nigeria.  What happens  to the remaining buses is yet to be ascertained.
“The Federal  Government   through  Nigerian  Embassy  in Sudan should stem  the tide and provide more buses  for student’s evacuation.  The deal of hiring  or chattering the buses should be concretized to speed  up the process.    The situation on ground  dashed the hopes  of the students,  parents and concerned  Nigerians  that the trapped Nigerian  will leave Khartoum  soon.     Stich in time saves nine”.

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