FG evacuates 895 Nigerians from UK, Dubai

FG Evacuates stranded Nigerians from UK, Dubai

By Lizzy Okoji

The Federal Government said it has successfully evacuated 895 stranded Nigerians from the United Kingdom (UK) and Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

They are expected to arrive Abuja and Lagos on Tuesday.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama Onyeama disclosed this in his twitter handle @GeoffreyOnyeama, on Tuesday, as he gave an update on the evacuation process.

The minister confirmed the evacuation of 590 Nigerians from the UK and 305 others from Dubai, via Emirate Airline.

The evacuees from Dubai are reported to have arrived the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

590 Nigerian evacuees have departed Gatwick North Terminal, #UK on Air Partner UK.

261 passengers departed at 1.00 p.m for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, while 329 passengers departed at 1.30 p.m. for Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

All evacuees will then proceed on the 14-day self isolation, Onyeama twitted.

Onyeama also gave an update on the fifth evacuationof Nigerians stranded in the United States in a statement signed by the Consulate General of Nigeria in Atlanta, United States.

According to the statement, Ethiopian Airline Flight Number ET 507, will depart George Bush International Airport, Houston, Texas on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 4:00pm.

It stated that the flight would be expected to arrive the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 8:00 p.m.

Source: NAN News