- Another 300 Nigerians have been safely evacuated from the United States
- The returnees' flight landed at Murtala Muhammed International Airport
- Official report claimed this is the fifth time Nigerians would be repatriated from the US
Another 300 stranded Nigerians have been successfully evacuated from the United States of America for the fifth-time record, official claimed.
The returnees' flight landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Saturday, August 1, through the Ethiopian Airlines.
Confirming the evacuation, chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa said the total number of Nigerians repatriated from the United States is now 1,430.
The NIDCOM boss added that all evacuees tested negative to COVID-19 before boarding and will now proceed on a 14-day self-isolation.
"300 Nigerians arrive Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos from the United States of America at about 1500HRS today 1st of August 2020 via Ethiopian Airlines. This brings the number of evacuees from the US to a total of 1,430.
All Evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 before boarding and will now proceed on a 14-day SELF-ISOLATION as mandated Presidential Task Force on #COVID-19," NIDOCOM tweeted on Saturday evening.
Earlier, that Legit.ng reported as federal government said it has rescued and repatriated 109 victims of human trafficking from Mali.
Taking to her Twitter account to announce the new development, chairman of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Tuesday, July 28, said the 109 victims arrived Nigeria all thanks to the collaboratives efforts of different bodies.
Dabiri thanked the European Union in Nigeria for paying the air flight fares of the newly repatriated Nigerians and the United Nations Migration Agency UN for effective coordination.
The NIDCOM boss also revealed that the victims of human trafficking have done their Covid-19 test which successfully came out negative.
She, however, added that they have now proceeded to their mandatory 14-day isolation after which they will be discharged to their relatives.
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