NIDCOM evacuates 87 stranded Nigerians from Sudan
About 87 Nigerians stranded in Sudan have been evacuated by the Federal Government, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has announced.
In a statement on its verified twitter handle, the NIDCOM said the evacuees arrived the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja at about 9.15am on Saturday.
This is even as another batch of Nigerians stranded in United Kingdom will be arriving later in the day.
According to the commission, all the 87 returnees tested negative for the COVID-19 before boarding.
Consequently, they are to embark on 14-day self isolation as stipulated by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“87 Stranded Nigerians arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 0915HRS via Air Sudan today, Saturday 8th, 2020.
“Nigeria Nationals boarding at London Gatwick Airport United Kingdom @flyairpeace flight P47854 ready to bring them home.
“They will arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport Abuja around 6pm local time today to proceed on a 14-day SELF ISOLATION..”