The Fderal Government of Nigeria has announced the evacuation of 172 stranded Nigerians from Uganda and Kenya.
This revelation was made on Wednesday by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) through its verified Twitter handle.
The commission disclosed that some of the evacuees would disembark in Abuja, while others would proceed to Lagos.
The commission twitted: “172 evacuees from Uganda and Nairobi arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at 10:20 am local time via @flyairpeace Flight B777-200 from Nairobi today, Wednesday, 1st of July, 2020.
“Some of the Evacuees will disembark in Abuja while others will proceed to Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos.
“The exercise was put together by our Mission in Nairobi, Kenya in collaboration with the Mission in Kampala, Uganda.”
The commission stressed that all evacuees tested negative to Covid-19 and would now proceed on 14 days self-isolation as mandated by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).