FG Evacuates 269 Stranded Nigerians from India


By Adedayo Akinwale

The federal government has evacuated 269 Nigerians stranded in India.

The evacuees, who arrived at 2 am on Saturday after a few hours delay, were tested before departing India to ascertain their Covid-19 status.

Their results came back negative, but as soon as they arrived, they have been placed on compulsory 14 days self isolation.

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, tweeted this on Saturday on her verified tweeter handle.

She tweeted: “269 stranded Nigerians in India landed in Nigeria — 103 in Lagos, 166 in Abuja today, Saturday 13th June 2020, about 2am, after a few hours of delay.

“All evacuees now on compulsory 14 days self isolation according to the new protocol.”