- The chairman of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said that Nigerians who returned from Dubai tested negative for coronavirus
- Abike, however, added that the Nigerians would be taken to a centre for a compulsory isolation period
- An NCDC official who addressed the people at the airport said final testing of the virus would be carried out on them
The chairman of Nigeria in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has shared the video showing the moment 256 Nigerians evacuated from Dubai got to Nigeria.
Recall that the chartered plane carrying the Nigerians had to go back to Dubai when a pregnant passenger went into labour, only to start the journey all over after the woman had been delivered of a baby.
In the said tweet on Wednesday, May 6, the NIDCOM boss said that the Nigerians all tested negative for coronavirus before they left Dubai.
She added that they would proceed to a location for compulsory isolation. In the video, an NCDC official could be heard telling the Nigerians that they would be tested again.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, has responded to the plight of the masses during this Covid-19 lockdown as she donated food items to religious groups.
The donation was made known on Twitter by a Nigerian named Jaafar Umar Abba. Among the items were bags of rice and sugar.
According to Jaafar, the donation was made on Monday and Tuesday, May 4 and 5 through her representative, Dr Hajo Sani, the senior special assistant to the president on women affairs.
The Christian Association of Nigeria, Abuja branch and the Catholic Church in the FCT were the first beneficiaries of the items.
Dame Pauline K Tallen, the minister of women affairs, was present during the palliative presentation on Monday, May 4.
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Ansarudden Society of Nigeria, NASFAT were among the second batch of beneficiaries. Others were Jamaatu Izalatul Bid’ah Wa Ikamatul Sunnah and Darika Sect.
The first lady, therefore, enjoined all the benefited institutions to get the materials to those who need them most in their groups.
Aisha also called on religious leaders to use the present period to teach their followers about the “virtues of humanity" and the need to follow guidelines on how to ensure safety during the pandemic.
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