FG to Evacuate 265 Nigerians from Dubai

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

The federal government has disclosed that 265 Nigerians would be evacuated from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday (tomorrow).

The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ferdinand Nwonye, who disclosed this in a statement issued yesterday, added that the evacuees would undergo a mandatory 14-day supervised quarantine in a monitored environment .

He also revealed that discussions were also ongoing with British Airways, through the British High Commission, to evacuate about 300 Nigerians from London on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Nwonye noted that the flight, BA 9155 would depart London Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5, at 07.10a.m and arrive Lagos at 1.10p.m.

He said further that arrangements are equally ongoing with Ethiopian airlines to bring evacuees back to Abuja from New York on Monday, May 11, 2020.