NIDCOM To Begin Planned Evacuation Of Nigerians In Diaspora This Week

Abike Dabiri Erewa Lebanese OnoBello

Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has announced that the planned evacuation of Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom, the United States of America (USA) amongst other countries will begin this week.

The Chairman of the commission, Mrs. Dabiri- Erewa made the disclosure on Monday through her Twitter handle.

She wrote, “Planned evacuation of Nigerians begins from this week. UAE. UK. USA etc. All applicants should please check with the various missions for updates and protocols to abide by. May the Lord heal the world”

NIDCOM also noted that those returning to the country will have 14 days of compulsory isolation upon arrival. The Nigerian Government had announced that it had concluded plans to evacuate about 270 Nigerians willing to go home from the United States. This was disclosed in a statement dated May 3 from the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York.

The consulate explained that a one-way flight has been arranged for the evacuation of stranded Nigerians in the US and would take off on Sunday night. It also revealed that over 700 citizens have registered with the Nigerian Missions in the US to be evacuated but only 270 people would be accommodated, Channels TV reports.



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