Nigerian Government has evacuated no fewer than 648 nationals stranded in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and some parts of Europe,with all of them arriving at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja
Penpushing reports that, the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) in a twitter on Monday disclosed that 117 evacuees from Saudi Arabia arrived at about 11:30 p.m. local time on Sunday via Azman air while Emirate airlifted 324 stranded nationals in the United Arab Emirate(UAE) and arrived at about 3 p.m.
The government agency explained that the evacuation was said to be as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, while twitter also disclosed that another 22 nationals were said to have arrived from some parts of Europe namely, France, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Norway, Germany, Holland, the United Kingdom.
“Earlier we reported that @airfrance flight AF936 with 22 Nigerians from (France, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Norway, Germany, Holland, the United Kingdom and Canada) with other Nationals arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 2:44 p.m. local time from citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris,” the Twitter statement read.
Penpushing also reports that, the twitter said 134 Nigerians who were evacuated from Sudan, also arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja via Air Sudan, on Sunday morning.
The agency explained that, all the returnees reportedly tested negative to coronavirus and would proceed on a 14-day self-isolation as mandated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Federal Ministry of Health, and the Presidential Task Force on coronavirus.