- Nigerians who were stranded in the UK amid coronavirus pandemic have been airlifted by a special flight arranged by the federal government
- The Nigerians are expected to come into the country later today, Tuesday, July 14, through Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport
- Immediately they arrive, they will be proceeding on a compulsory 14-day self-quarantine as a safety measure against Covid-19
The federal government has evacuated stranded Nigerians in the UK and they are currently on their way back home as their due arrival date is Tuesday, July 14.
According to the information posted on Twitter by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, the country’s citizens will be welcomed at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport.
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After their arrival, they will have to go through compulsory 14-day self-isolation as mandated by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the presidential task force on coronavirus.
Recall that the federal government through NIDCOM put out 3rd and 4th evacuation notices for stranded Nigerians in the US.
The 3rd evacuation will happen on Friday, July 17, with a due arrival date of Saturday, July 18, while the 4th one will happen on Tuesday, July 28, with the expected arrival of Wednesday, July 29.
To that end, interested Nigerians who want to leave America will have to purchase a one-way ticket at the price of $1,250 (N485,112.50) for economy class and $2,800 (N1,086,652) for business class.
The government, therefore, directed that they must present a negative test result of coronavirus that is not older than 14 days from the time of departure and temperature will be checked hours before they are airlifted.
While onboard, all evacuees are to be on face masks and have their hand sanitizers in place which they will use at intervals during the flight.
When they arrive in Nigeria, they are to follow all health screening and protocols as directed by medical officials.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the head NIDCOM, earlier gave an update about the Nigerian travellers stranded in Kenya and Uganda.
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On her Twitter page on Wednesday, July 1, she said that the Nigerians were flown by Air Peace as she welcomed them home.
In other news, the government praised the good virtue of Ikenna Nweke, a Nigerian in Japan who returned a lost wallet that contained a huge sum of money and a credit card.
Dabiri-Erewa in a statement on Sunday, June 28, said Ikenna’s character is the true representation of Nigerians all over the world.
The NIDCOM boss added that the good deeds of Nigerians are far more than the few negative ones tainting the image of the country.
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