At least 306 Nigerians stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic have returned to Nigeria.
According to tweets by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) Wednesday afternoon, the evacuees arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 8:44am on Wednesday.
The commission noted that while some disembarked in Abuja, some disembarked in Lagos.
It stated that all evacuees tested negative for COVID-19 before embarking on the journey.
NiDCOM added that they will all proceed on a 14-day self-isolation per protocol.
“@flyairpeace flight conveying 306 Evacuees arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 0844HRS from UEA, today Wednesday, 5th of August, 2020,” it tweeted.
“Some Evacuees will disembark in Abuja while others will proceed to MM Int’l Airport, Lagos.
“All Evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 and will now proceed on a 14 day SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by
@NCDCgov, @Fmohnigeria, and Presidential Task Force on #COVID-19.”
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) August 5, 2020