The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has confirmed that over 200 Nigerian citizens have been evacuated from New Jersey, United States in the ninth evacuation flight from the North American country to reunite with their family.
This is the final repatriation flight planned by the Nigerian Government for stranded citizens in the U.S due to the Coronavirus outbreak. It came barely 24 hours after the eighth flight in which 94 Nigerians were evacuated from Houston, Texas.
Six of all nine flights operated by Ethiopian Airlines originated from the Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, and were coordinated by the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York.
Speaking with NAN on Thursday night, the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, expressed happiness over the success of the exercise, acknowledging the contributions of the Nigerian community, the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas, and the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas.
The last Evacuation flight from the USA will arrive with Ethiopian Airlines ET. 509 today 21st Aug 2020 from Newark New Jersey.
The flight departed on Thursday 20th August 2020 by 21:51 hours and estimated to arrive Abuja by 12:41 hours and..
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) August 21, 2020
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