SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, (THEWILL) – The Federal Government has evacuated 270 stranded Nigerians in Egypt.
This is according to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) in a tweet on its handle on Friday.
The agency said the evacuees who had all tested negative to COVID-19, will arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja by 6:00 pm Nigeria time.
The tweet noted: “270 Stranded Nigerians departed Cairo Egypt via @eayptair for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with two other Nationals.
“The flight is expected to arrive around 6:00 pm local time today.
“All evacuees tested negative for COVID-19.”
Their return comes exactly one week after eighty six Nigerians arrived the country from Sudan.
The Chairman of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed this in a tweet on her handle where she said they arrived the country via Air Sudan.
According to her, the returnees will go on a 14-day isolation, in line with the guidelines set by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as well as the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
About 4000 Nigerians are said to have been stranded in various countries across the globe as a result of the global lockdown occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Already, about 3000 have been evacuated back home since the evacuation processed began about two months ago.