Two-hundred and sixty-eight Nigerians have returned to the nation from China.
They arrived on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja, on Saturday, Could 30, 2020.
Based on the Minister of International Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, all of the returnees might be placed on the 14-day quarantine stipulated by Nigeria Middle for Illness Management (NCDC).
268 Stranded Nigerians in China safely arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja, 30th Could 2020.
All of them will go on the 14 days quarantine stipulated by @NCDCgov and @Fmohnigeria. #StayHomeSaveLives #COVID19 @NigeriaGov @DigiCommsNG
— Geoffrey Onyeama (@GeoffreyOnyeama) May 30, 2020
268 Stranded Nigerians in China lands in Abuja Int’l airport at precisely 2:30 pm Nigerian time as we speak 30th Could 2020.
— Nigerians in Diaspora Fee (@nidcom_gov) May 30, 2020
The repatriation comes days after Onyeama introduced that the ministry is growing new tips for residents searching for to be evacuated.
He defined that a part of the brand new tips would require that intending evacuees should do a obligatory check for the COVID-19 at the least 5 days to their departure.
In the meantime, the minister had additionally that two flights from the UK might be coming into Nigeria to evacuate British residents within the nation.
He, nonetheless, defined that it will not be potential to benefit from the scenario to evacuate Nigerian residents within the UK.
“The scenario with the flights now coming in is that the UK Authorities which is successfully chattering these planes… within the contract that they’ve with these corporations, there are provisions to not carry anyone coming to Nigeria on that first leg, so their contract is barely to hold passengers going from Nigeria to the UK. So it will not be potential however moreover, it additionally wouldn’t have been potential as a result of the plan that we had was to make use of a Nigerian service to evacuate Nigerians from all of the international locations world wide the place we’ve got an evacuation operation except it’s completely unattainable to take action,” Onyeama stated.
Talking additional about different developments, the minister affirmed that 69 Nigerian women trafficked to Lebanon had been rescued and evacuated again to the nation.