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Mrs Sadiya Salisu, wife of Mas’ud Salisu, a Nigerian patient stranded in Egypt has called for the Federal Government’s intervention to facilitate his return home.

Salisu, who travelled to Egypt for medical treatment was stranded due to flight restrictions occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sadiya said her husband, who is a staff of one of the Federal Government agencies in Sokoto, had been in Egypt for the past 40-days, after completing his routine medical treatment.

She noted that her spouse and other Nigerians were in the same boat, affected by the restrictions and stranded in Egypt.

According to her, her husband alongside other stranded Nigerians had made contacts with the Nigerian Mission in Egypt, lamenting that their efforts proved abortive.

While commending President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, for the repatriation of Nigerians abroad, Salisu urged the government to extend the gesture to Nigerians in Egypt.

The government had so far repatriated hundreds of Nigerians stranded in the U.S. and other countries.