Coronavirus: FG to evacuate Nigerians abroad

Coronavirus; The federal government has announced that it will be evacuating Nigerians who stay abroad and are willing to return home due to the ongoing pandemic.

According to Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) the evacuation process was initiated following pleas from Nigerians who are stranded abroad due to the Coronavirus pandemic and that they are currently compiling a list of Nigerians who want to return to the country. 

It was also stated that the evacuees will be compulsorily quarantined immediately they return to the country, and they are also expected to bear the cost of the evacuation process. 

Here is a statement released by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Head of Media and Public Relations Unit at NIDCOM reads in part; 

“The interested Nigerians are advised to inform the missions in the various countries they are in, which will then collate and coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“To this end, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa urged Nigerians stranded abroad willing to return home to key into this Federal Government gesture by providing information to the mission in their respective host countries.”


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