- After registering for evacuation, 15 Nigerians from France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Estonia are on their way home
- Air France flight departed Paris to bring them back home
- The disclosure was made by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission
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As COVID-19 cases around the world continue to rise, the federal government has intensified the evacuation of Nigerians abroad.
Fifteen Nigerians in France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Estonia are currently being evacuated.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), which made the disclosure on Thursday, June 18, said Air France flight departed Paris to evacuate the Nigerians.
According to NIDCOM, those that are being evacuated registered for the evacuation with the Nigerian Missions in France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Estonia.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that another batch of 13 Nigerian returnees from Canada, Germany and France arrived in the country through Seme Border Post in Lagos state on Thursday, June 11.
The returnees landed in Benin Republic by Air France on Wednesday, June 10.
A Port Health Services (PHS) official in Seme, who craved anonymity, said the returnees comprised of eight males and five females.
According to the official, the returnees had been screened by health officials.
In other news, a Nigerian man identified as Adewale Adeniyi has inspired many people on LinkedIn with his grass to grace story.
Adeniyi said he worked as a roadside mechanic for six months without being paid during his undergraduate years at the higher institution where he studied engineering.
He said bailing oneself out of the less privileged circle is by showcasing "uncommon knowledge", adding that one becomes irresistible by doing so.
Adeniyi shared a picture in which he was flanked by two roadside mechanics to show his humble beginning.
He said: "I like sharing this picture because it reminds me of a time I worked with roadside mechanics as a University Engineering Student for 6 months and was never paid a kobo. I felt cheated but what I learned was priceless.
"Today I tell my mechanic what to fix and replace. I troubleshoot and do the mental work. I save some cash there."
He assured people that are struggling to make it that the future ahead of them is a good one. He said they should make sure that they are growing professionally and intellectually and monitor their growth.
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