Over 90 Nigerians are stranded in Oman due to a lack of travel documents.This was observed by a Nigerian who contacted the BBC news Yoruba, telling him that many Nigerians are stranded in Oman because their traveling documents have expired and that puts them in a dilemma of whether to return to Nigeria or remain in Oman.
According to the man that reached out to BBC news, whose name was Abdulkadiri Abdulwahab, he made it clear that all the Nigerians that were stranded had similar problems because when their documents expired, they had no means to renew them because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has overtaken every business arena.
Abdulkadiri made it clear that almost every sector in Oman is closed down due to the fear of the pandemic, preventing everyone from going out and renewing their documents; he went on to say that the problem for them now is that if they make a mistake and leave Oman, that means they won't be allowed to return because Nigeria is among the countries that the world health organization has designated as high risk.
If they come to Nigeria, they won't be allowed to return to Oman.
Abike Dabiri Erewa, the chairman of the commission dealing with Nigerians in the diaspora, stated that they were not previously informed about the condition of the Nigerians in Oman, but she concluded that she would do everything she could to reach out to the commission responsible for travel documents in Oman to find a lasting solution to the conditions of the stranded Nigerians.
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