The Nigerian Government has welcomed one hundred and seventy Nationals from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, taking the evacuees toll from the Western Asian country to over 3,000.
In a tweet shared by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on Friday, the agency explained that the evacuees arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on board the Fly Dubai airlines.
According to NIDCOM, the returnees who arrived on Friday night came on board one of three free flights offered by the UAE government. They also offered the gesture to Nigerians whose documentation expired since March 1 and were given till August 17 to leave the country.
All evacuees tested negative to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and are now on a mandatory 14-day self-isolation as part of the guidelines stipulated by the Presidential Task Force.
Whose documentation expired since March 1st and have been given till August 17 to leave the country.
All evacuees tested Negative to #COVID__19 and are now on a 14-day SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by @NCDCgov, @Fmohnigeria, & Presidential Task Force on #COVID-19.@NigeriaGov.
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) August 14, 2020
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