Federal Government Will Begin Evacuating 4,000 Nigerians Stranded Abroad On Wednesday
Written by Smooth FM on May 5, 2020
The Federal Government has said the evacuation of Nigerians from different parts of the world originally scheduled to commence today Monday May 4, will now begin from Wednesday May 7.
This is following adequate arrangements made by the government to provide isolation centres for the over 4,000 Nigerians who have indicated interest to return to the country.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this on Monday in Abuja, at the 25th joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19
Those waiting to be evacuated are mainly in China, which recorded maltreatment of Nigerians in the city of Guangzhou in the Guangdong Province; while other include; United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Canada and Middle East countries among others.
According to him, the change in date was caused by the constraints in resources but assured that Emirates airline will commence the evacuation from Dubai on Wednesday.