Eighty-six stranded Nigerians arrive Abuja Airport
Eighty-six stranded Nigerians have arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Friday.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this in NIDCOM official Twitter handle.
Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa said the stranded Nigerians arrived via Air Sudan.
While disclosing this, the NIDCOM boss did not reveal where they returned from but only mentioned their arrival.
According to her, all evacuees tested Negative to COVID19.
The returnees will proceed on a 14-day isolation, in line with the guidelines stipulated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission tweet reads:
BREAKING: EVACUATION UPDATE:
Another 86 Evacuees arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at 10 am local time via Air Sudan today, Friday, 3rd of July, 2020.
All Evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 and will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated PTF on #COVID-19.”
In an earlier development, according to the Commission, on July 2, some 172 Nigerians were evacuated from Uganda, Kenya back to the country.
Some of the evacuees disembarked in Abuja while others proceeded to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
NIDCOM also confirmed that all the evacuees tested negative for COVID-19.
They have proceeded on a 14-day self-isolation as mandated by the appropriate authorities on COVID-19.
The latest evacuation was put together by Nigeria’s missions in Nairobi, Kenya, and Uganda.
In other developments, 317 Nigerians including 9 infants, were successfully evacuated from London to Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja.
According to NIDCOM, the flight touched down at about 9:50pm local time, today, Sunday, 28th June, 2020.
The evacuees landed Nigeria via Air Sudan on Friday, 26th June, 2020, at about 12.45pm local time.
Another 167 Nigerians resident in South Africa also arrived Abuja.
NIDCOM reported that the evacuees arrived Abuja at exactly 9:10pm Local time on Thursday, 25th June, 2020.
They arrived Nigeria via Air Peace flight 5N-BVE from Johannesburg.