Buhari orders evacuation of Nigerian students from Dominican Island


President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the on the spot evacuation of Nigerian college students stranded in Dominican Island occasioned by the suggested typhoon Maria that thrashed the Island.

Nigerian college students attend scientific schools in Dominican Islands which prepare them to move to the U. S. and Europe for the final touch of their medical degree programmes.

The information corporation of Nigeria (NAN) reports that following the president’s directive, the Ministry of overseas Affairs had for the reason that been on top of the state of affairs.

NAN amassed that the ministry,which has been tracking the state of affairs, had already assigned a senior professional to journey for the motive of issuing the stranded students with transient travel certificates.

The affected students had given that been evacuated to protection.




when contacted for comment on the issue, Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior unique Assistant to the President on Media and publicity, confirmed the Presidential order, saying that the president became touched with the situations of the scholars.

“The President became deeply touched whilst he learnt that some of them escaped with not anything however the shirts on their backs,’’ he said.

consistent with him, the students will be moved to Brazil, where they don’t need visas, for onward evacuation to Nigeria.

at least 10 human beings were killed as hurricane Maria, ranked a category four storm, raged via the Caribbean together with components of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and excessive winds because it happened its east coast on Thursday.

storm Maria, with sustained winds of up to 250 km consistent with hour, hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday, making it the most powerful storm to hit the U.S. territory in almost 90 years.

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