A total of 1,038 Nigerians stranded abroad due to the Coronavirus outbreak arrived Nigeria on Saturday, August 8, 2020.
According to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), 332 persons were evacuated from London, 87 from Sudan, 311 from UAE and 308 from Ethiopia.
NIDCOM, in a tweet on its verified Twitter handle said the 332 evacuees from London arrived Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, on board Air Peace flight No. P47854.
The evacuees arrived Lagos at 7.40p.m local time. The other evacuees had arrived earlier in the day.
The tweet read:
“332 evacuees arrive Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, from the Gatwick Airport, London UK, Aug. 8, at about 7:40p.m Local time via Air Peace @flyairpeace Flight No. P47854 operated by Air Europe.
“Earlier, we announced the arrival of Sudan Airways from Sudan with 87 Nigerians landed at Abuja at about 0915HR and also Airpeace flight from the UAE arrived at about 1150HR with 311 Nigerians landed in Abuja and also proceeded to Lagos.
“Ethiopian Air from Addis Ababa also arrived at about 1300HR with 308 Nigerians on board where 94 evacuees disembarked in Abuja and the rest proceeded to Lagos.”
Meanwhile, the commission said that the evacuees have all proceeded on a 14 day self-isolation, as mandated by the Nigerian Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.