The Indian authorities on Sunday commenced the evacuation of its residents stranded in Nigeria due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In accordance with a tweet by the Extreme Charge of India in Abuja, the repatriation practice was carried out throughout the early hours of Sunday with the airlifting of 312 Indian nationals.
The Charge revealed that the airplane conveying the evacuees departed the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport, Lagos.
It well-known that the flight, operated by a Nigerian airline Air Peace, was the first indigenous airline to fly on to India.
The Indian authorities appreciated the Nigerian authorities for its help in guaranteeing that the first part of the evacuation was worthwhile.
“Repatriation of Indian nationals from Nigeria began proper now with the Lagos-Kochi Air Peace flight. With 312 passengers, moreover it’s the first-ever Nigerian airline to fly on to India. Thank @MEAIndia @MoCA_GoI @PIBHomeAffairs @NigeriaGov and crew @india_nigeria for help,” the Charge’s tweet be taught.
Repatriation of Indian nationals from Nigeria began proper now with the Lagos-Kochi Air Peace flight. With 312 passengers, moreover it’s the major ever Nigerian airline to fly on to India.
Thank @MEAIndia @MoCA_GoI @PIBHomeAffairs @NigeriaGov and crew @india_nigeria for help. pic.twitter.com/kg3NKdcE9V
— India in Nigeria (Along with Benin, Chad & ECOWAS) (@india_nigeria) May 31, 2020
The Federal Authorities of Nigeria has moreover made worthwhile efforts in evacuating a lot of its residents from diverse nations, along with the USA, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and China.
The most recent is the repatriation of 268 Nigerians from China.
The evacuees arrived on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja, on Saturday and the Minister of Worldwide Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, acknowledged they’d be quarantined for 14 days, as stipulated by Nigeria Centre for Sickness Administration (NCDC).