The Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has said that few Nigerians have agreed to return home from Tunisia, following statements by the President of the Republic, Kais Saied, on 21 February.
NiDCOM President Abike Dabiri-Erewa said on her official Twitter account, @abikedabiri, that the Nigerian Ambassador to Tunisia, Asari Allotey, was consulting with the Nigerian community on a decision to evacuate.
Those that have agreed to return to Nigeria are very few and the mission is working with the IOM to arrange tickets for them.
“The many others want to wait it out, praying it will soon pass, following the intervention of the African Union and the African Group of Ambassadors.”
“Though we don’t really have a large community of Nigerians in Tunisia as many of them are those rescued from the Mediterranean after a failed attempt to cross from Libya, the mission will update if they do request to return,” says NiDCOM.