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COVID-19: Federal Government Evacuates 265 Stranded Nigerians From UAE

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Many Nigerians who had gone to Dubai for greener pasture are finally back into the country with the help of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.

Over two hundred returnees who are happy to be back to the home country were evacuated Dubai were many of them were stranded amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

However ,Speaking onthe first batch of evacuees who arrived today, The Spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ferdinand Nwonye, said the second batch will come in from London on Friday. The third batch will arrive three days later from New York, United States.

The statement reads: ”The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in the process of evacuating Nigerians from abroad and in accordance with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guideline, the evacuees will undergo a mandatory 14-d supervised quarantine in a monitors environment.

“In this regard, Emirate airline is scheduled to evacuate the first batch of 265 Nigerians from Dubai, UAE and they will arrive at 3pm on Wednesday, 6th May 2020 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos.

“Arrangement for hotel accommodation in Lagos and Abuja have been made for their evacuation process. The hotels have been inspected by the following: Port Health service, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IPC.


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