Evacuation of Nigerians abroad to commence this Wednesday May 6


Geofferey Onyeama, Nigeria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, says the evacuation of Nigerians from abroad due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will commence on Wednesday May 6th with the first evacuation from Dubai. 

The Minister disclosed this when he spoke at the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 today May 4. According to Onyeama, an Emirates flight from Dubai is expected in Lagos on Wednesday May 6, this will be followed by a BA flight from the UK on Friday May 8.

From Wednesday by God’s Grace, we will start the process of evacuation of our Nationals from outside the country. There are almost 4000 Nigerians wishing to come back home. If we had our way, we will bring them  back home all at once but there are various constraints and the biggest constraint is where to quarantine them., particularly the bed.

So we have done everything we can to get beds in Abuja and in Lagos.

In Lagos we have about 300 bed available. 

The first flight that we hope to have on…

Source: Linda Ikeji