256 Stranded Nigerians Evacuated From Dubai Arrive Safely In Lagos
The federal government of Nigeria has successfully evacuated the first batch of Nigerians stranded abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to information made available to our correspondent On Wednesday, the 256 Nigerians arrived in Lagos from Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight after the original chattered flight made U-turn back to Dubai.
The Emirates flight is expected to be the first of at least two other flights scheduled to evacuate Nigerians within the next few days.
According to the foreign ministry, discussions are ongoing with British Airways to airlift 300 Nigerians from London on Friday; arrangements are also being made with Ethiopian airlines for a flight from New York to Abuja next Monday.
Over 4,000 Nigerians are waiting to be evacuated across the world back home, foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama said on Monday.
Image Source : Twitter