FG To Evacuate 260 Nigerians From India Today

By Abimbola Ogunnaike

A day after the Federal Government successfully evacuated 102 Nigerians from Egypt ,another set of  260 others are expected to arrive Nigeria from India on Saturday.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, made this disclosure on Friday in his verified twitter account “@GeoffreyOnyeama” .

“102 Nigerians arrived from Egypt and 260 are expected tomorrow morning from India.

“@flyairpeace is bringing in the passengers from India and @EgyptAir brought the ones from Egypt,”Onyeama said.

Ms Sarah Sanda, Special Assistant, Media, to Onyeama explained that the evacuation was done following the new protocols.

Sanda said that the returnees who arrived via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja are already self isolating and would undergo the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing within 72 hours.

According to her, the same procedures would be followed by the expected returnees from India on Saturday after which they would go into the 14-day self isolation.

She added that the Air Peace carrier from India is expected to land in Abuja after which it will proceed to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos where the rest returnees will disembark. 

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