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172 Nigerians evacuated from Uganda, Kenya arrive at Abuja


NO fewer than 172 Nigerian evacuated from Uganda and Kenya arrived yesterday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 10:20 am local time.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), in a statement by Mr. Gabriel Odu of its Media, Public Relations, and Protocol Unit, said the evacuees arrived through Air Peace Flight B777-200 from Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.

According to Odu, some of the evacuees disembarked at the airport in Abuja and others proceeded to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The exercise was put together by our mission in Nairobi, Kenya in collaboration with the Mission in Kampala, Uganda.

“All evacuees tested negative to #COVID19 and will now proceed on 14 days self-isolation as mandated by @NCDCgov, @Fmohnigeria, and PTF on #COVID-19,” he said.