The federal government says Egyptian authorities have finally agreed to allow Nigerians fleeing the war in Sudan pass through their country.
However, Nigerians have been stranded at the Egyptian border as a result of refusal of the country to allow free passage despite repeated pleas.
Chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said Egypt had agreed to open its border after the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari.
She said the Nigerian president reached out to his Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, before arriving at the solution.
Dabiri-Erewa, however, said Egypt agreed to open the border under stringent conditions.
“The border has just been opened, (with stringent conditions ) after President Buhari’s intervention with the Egyptian President. So, the processing of evacuees by the Nigerian Embassy in Egypt will begin,” Dabiri-Erewa said in a statement.
Nigerians, who departed Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, on Wednesday languished at the border between Sudan and Egypt over visa-related issues.