The Federal Government is set to receive one hundred and eighty-six Nigerians stranded in South Africa, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has confirmed.
According got the agency, the evacuees will arrive at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos aboard an Air Peace flight. “All Evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 before boarding and will proceed on 14-day SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by NCDC, FMOH and PTF on COVID-19 on arrival,” they announced on Twitter.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had halted international travels across the world, prompting different countries to evacuate their citizens stranded in other nations.
Although Nigeria took a while before evacuating its citizens stranded abroad, the country has as of July 21st, evacuated 6,317 Nigerians. The NIDCOM Chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa said Nigerian has successfully repatriated citizens from over 15 countries.
186 Stranded Nigerians in South Africa departing OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg South Africa via @flyairpeace flight at 1740HRS to Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos today Thursday 20th August 2020.
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) August 20, 2020
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