FG Evacuates 261 Stranded Nigerians From UK – NIDCOM

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At least 261 stranded Nigerians have landed at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja after returning from the United Kingdom.

The Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) confirmed this in a tweet on Monday.

According to NIDCOM, the Air Peace flight operated by Wamos Air Partner, landed in Abuja at exactly 7pm.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>BREAKING NEWS.<br>EVACUATION UPDATE.<a href=”https://twitter.com/flyairpeace?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@flyairpeace</a> flight operated by Wamos Air Partner UK conveying 261 Stranded Nigerians in UK arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at exactly 7:00pm local time today 14th of July, 2020. <a href=”https://t.co/TVf19lz7gl”>pic.twitter.com/TVf19lz7gl</a></p>&mdash; Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) <a href=”https://twitter.com/nidcom_gov/status/1283113871910285315?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>July 14, 2020</a></blockquote> https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

“All evacuees tested Negative to #COVID19 before boarding and are now on a 14-day SELF-ISOLATION as mandated PTF on #COVID-19,” the NIDCOM tweet added.

The flight is part of efforts to bring back stranded Nigerians abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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