By Amechi Idumuebor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – In its continuing efforts to help evacuate Nigerians stranded abroad due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government of Nigeria recently effected the return of 269 stranded Nigerians from India.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), which disclosed this via its Twitter handle, said that 103 of the evacuees arrived in Lagos, while 166 others landed in Abuja at about 2am, on Saturday, June 13, 2020, following two hours of delay. The returnees were made to proceed on 14 days self-isolation in line with the protocol of the Presidential Tsk Force on COVID-19 and the guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC).
According to the NIDCOM, all the evacuees, who had tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding the plane, would be re-tested within 72 hours at a designated testing centre of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Below is a letter by the management of Air Peace confirming the airlifting of 269 Nigerians from India.