A total of 300 Nigerians have been evacuated from Dubai via an Emirates flight to Nnamdi Azikwe international airport in Abuja.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made the announcement in a statement on Friday.
“300 stranded Nigerian travellers arrive Abuja Airport from Dubai. They all tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding. They will be tested again at a Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) facility while on a 14-day compulsory self isolation as directed by the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19,” Dabiri-Erewa said via a tweet.
In a separate development, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said that 56 Nigerians and four Pakistanis were evacuated from Islamabad, Pakistan to Abuja.
“Eventually, 56 Nigerians and 4 Pakistanis were safely evacuated from Islamabad to Abuja on a chartered aircraft operated by TARCO AVIATION Co. Ltd,” Onyeama tweeted.