UK, Nigeria join forces on repatriation flights

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UK, Nigeria join forces on repatriation flights

Over 250 British nationals departed Nigeria for the UK on Friday on a special return chartered flight organised between the UK and Nigerian government.

The British High Commissioner for Nigeria, Catriona Laing, made this known in a statement on Friday.

Laing said that the outward journey also brought back over 200 Nigerian nationals from London Heathrow to Nigeria via the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

She noted that this was the eighth repatriation flight organised for Britons wanting to return from Nigeria, since all airports in the country had been closed to international commercial flights on March 23.

“I am so pleased we were able to help Nigerians get back home while also assist more British nationals return to the UK. We work around the clock to support our nationals who remain in the country.

“I want to offer huge thank you to the Nigerian government for their support and assistance in arranging these flights.

“The strong cooperation we have had…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper