87 stranded Nigerians have been evacuated from Sudan by the federal government. The evacuees arrived the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja at about 9.15am on Saturday August 8, 2020.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) also disclosed that all the evacuees tested negative for the COVID-19 before boarding and will embark on 14-day self isolation as stipulated by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
It was also gathered that another batch of Nigerians stranded in United Kingdom will be arriving later in the day.
The tweet read;
“87 Stranded Nigerians arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 0915HRS via Air Sudan today, Saturday 8th, 2020.
“Nigeria Nationals boarding at London Gatwick Airport United Kingdom @flyairpeace flight P47854 ready to bring them home.
“They will arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport Abuja around 6pm local time today to proceed on a 14-day SELF ISOLATION..”