Nigeria to evacuate stranded citizens abroad but…

The federal government on Friday announced its plans to evacuate stranded citizens abroad in the wake of the coronavirus ravaging many nations.

The citizens would, however, be made to pay for the cost of evacuation back home, an official has said.

The government has subsequently directed missions abroad to compile a list of Nigerians willing to return home.

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, announced the move in a statement issued by the commission’s spokesperson, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, a copy of which was made available to Premium Times.

She explained that a number of nationals were requesting to come back home due to the lockdown many nations have embarked upon due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa added that the Ministry of Finance had instructed that cost will be covered by the prospective evacuees.

She noted that they will also be compulsorily quarantined on arrival in the country.

She urged interested citizens to liaise with the Nigeria embassy in their country of residence.




– Premium Times

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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