The federal government of Nigeria has successfully evacuated the first batch of Nigerians stranded abroad amid the Coronavirus Pandemic.
256 Nigerians arrived from Dubai on an Emirates airline flight this evening.
The arrival of the Emirates flight is the first of scheduled evacuation of Nigerians from abroad within the next few days. .
The foreign ministry stated that there are ongoing discussions with British airways to airlift 300 Nigerians from London on Friday while another arrangement has been made with Ethiopian airlines to airlift Nigerians from New York to Abuja on Monday. .
All returning Nigerians are expected to be quarantined for 14 days in select hotels on arrival.4000 Nigerians are expected back from abroad in the coming days according to the foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama.