Following the Federal Government’s commencement of the evacuation of hundreds of stranded Nigerians willing to return home from various countries some Nigerians stranded in the United States following the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown have returned home.
A plane carrying the returnees arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, Sunday .
The Boeing 787 Ethiopian Airlines plane touched down at the airport in the Federal Capital Territory at about 11am, hours after departing New York.
According to an update by the government, a total of 160 Nigerians, 92 male, 60 females, and eight infants are expected back in the country on Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, the government stationed five luxury buses and a coaster bus at the airport to move the returnees to isolation centres as soon as they disembarked from the plane.
The exercise was conducted by the health and airport officials among others on the ground to receive the returning travellers.