The Federal Government has welcomed158 specific Nigerians who were stranded in the West African country, Niger.
These people have so far tested negative for deadly Coronavirus. They arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport yesterday at 10 pm.
These Nigerian citizens were legally accepted by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
According to NEMA, all those who arrived are observing self-isolation in accordance with the requirements of the National Centre for Disease Control.
The statement from NEMA reads;
“NiDCOM (Nigeria in Diaspora Commission) reports that one of the migrants, Aiahatu Abdullahi, could not make the flight as she was delivered of a baby boy on July 24, 2020,” NEMA said in the statement.
Abdullahi, her husband, the newborn child as well as three of their other kids will remain in Niger until such a time when another trip is organized.
All 158 evacuees tested negative for COVID-19 and are now on a 14-day self-isolation as mandated by NCDC, Federal Ministry of Health, and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.”