COVID-19: Nigerian Government To Evacuate Citizens Abroad

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The Federal Government has begun plans to evacuate Nigerians willing to come back to the country as the cases of across the globe continues to surge.

Abike Dabiri, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission
Abike Dabiri, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission

Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, , disclosed that this was a sequel to requests by Nigerians stranded abroad in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs directed all its missions abroad to compile a list of Nigerian nationals willing to come back home.

She, however, said that the MFA had instructed that “the financial implications will be borne by the prospective evacuees, who will be compulsorily quarantined when they returned”.

According to a statement on Friday by the Head, Media and Public Relations Unit, NIDCOM, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, interested citizens should inform the embassy in their country of residence about their intention to return to Nigeria.

It said, “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.”

Adelowo Adegboyega
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