- Stranded Nigerians in Sudan have arrived the country
- They will, however, proceed on 14-day self-isolation
- This was disclosed to newsmen by NIDCOM
About 134 Nigerians who had been stranded in Sudan have finally returned to the country.
According to Channels TV, the stranded Nigerians arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 10:00 am on Sunday, July 19.
This was disclosed by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) in a tweet.
The commission said that all 134 evacuees had tested Negative to the coronavirus before they departed Khartoum today.
Going further, NIDCOM said they will still proceed on 14 day- self-isolation as mandated by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Ministry of Health.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nigeria, on Friday, July 3, announced that it has successfully returned 86 of its stranded citizens abroad. They arrived Abuja aboard Air Sudan.
The announcement was made by Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the government official who heads the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).
Dabiri-Erewa disclosed that the returnees have all tested negative to coronavirus, but that as it is mandated that they do, they will now proceed to a 14-day isolation period.
Dabiri-Erewa's position confirmed an earlier announcement by her commission on the arrival of the stranded Nigerians.
Though there was no official mention of the particular country they were arriving from, the development comes barely 24 hours after Abike Dabiri-Erewa, released an update about the Nigerian travellers stranded in Kenya and Uganda.
On her Twitter page on Wednesday, July 1, she said that the Nigerians were flown by Air Peace as she welcomed them home.
Abike attached a picture showing the Nigerians aboard the plane.
The evacuation of Nigerians stranded in foreign countries increased with the emergence of COVID-19, a virus that is seriously threatening the world.
Also recall that in May 2020, Amid ravaging the COVID-19 crisis, Nigerians stranded in the United Kingdom due to a lockdown imposed by the latter, were repatriated back home.
The Nigerian returnees, whose plane arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 13:45 pm on Friday, May 8, will, however, be lifted to Abuja.
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