The ministry of foreign affairs says all is set to receive 265 Nigerians from Dubai arriving Lagos Wednesday.
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UPDATE ON THE EVACUATION OF NIGERIANS ABROAD
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in the process of evacuating Nigerians from abroad and in accordance with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines, the evacuees will undergo a mandatory 14-day supervised quarantine in a monitored environment.
In this regard, Emirates Airlines is scheduled to evacuate the first batch of 265 Nigerians from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and they will arrive at 3:00pm on Wednesday, 6th May, 2020 at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
Arrangements for hotel accommodation in Lagos and Abuja have been made for the evacuation process. The hotels have been inspected by the following: Port Health Services, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Office of the National Security Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IPC.
The hotels include:
- Bolingo – 300 rooms
- App Apartments – 61 rooms
- Royalty – 80 rooms
- China International – 200 rooms
- Belvior – 30 rooms
- Barcelona – 300 rooms
Discussions are also ongoing with British Airways, through the British High Commission, to evacuate about 300 Nigerians from London on Friday, 8th May, 2020. The flight (BA 9155) will depart London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5, at 07:10am and arrive Lagos at 1:10.
Additionally, arrangements are ongoing with Ethiopian airlines to bring evacuees back to Abuja from New York on Monday 11 May, 2020.
The Federal Government wishes to reassure Nigerian of its continued commitment in ensuring the welfare and safety of all citizens.
Ferdinand Nwonye, Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Tuesday 5th May, 2020.