COVID-19, Federal Government Set To Bring Home Nigerians in Diaspora - Focus News


Friday, 17 April 2020

COVID-19, Federal Government Set To Bring Home Nigerians in Diaspora

Federal Government of Nigeria has ready to bring back Nigerians who are stranded in foreign lands across all over the world to home. 

Minister of Foreign Affairs,  Geoffrey Onyeama,  made this known Thursday during press briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. According to him, two airlines have been selected to bring back Nigerians stranded in various countries around the globe, Daily Post reported 

He revealed that the flight will be done in batches as a result of limited mandatory-isolation spaces in Nigeria. 

In his words,  “Because of the high numbers, and limited mandatory-isolation spaces in Nigeria, the evacuations will be done in batches.

Onyeama said, “We‘ve received all the numbers from our various embassies around the world. We‘ve selected two airlines that‘ll be responsible for fetching them.

He stressed that,  the number of Nigerians in diaspora is high and there is no enough space facility to isolate all of them, saying that they have to "stagger the repatriation."

“Numbers are high and we don’t have isolation spaces for everyone at the same time. So we‘ll have to stagger the repatriation," he said. 

In fighting against Coronavirus, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) had  earlier initiated its Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant and emergency call lines for efficient communication with citizens abroad.

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