First Batch of Nigerian Returnees From Dubai Arrive In Lagos


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The first batch of Nigerian returnees who were evacuated from the United Arab Emirates have landed at the Murtala Muhammad International, Ikeja Lagos.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday.

He wrote:

“The Flight conveying 256 Nigerians evacuated from Dubai has landed Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.”


The Herald earlier reported that a Nigerian Lady aboard a repatriation flight from the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday gave birth to a baby mid-air.


Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, NIDCOM, confirmed the news.


She, however, did not reveal the gender of the child but said the mother and baby were doing well.


In a bid to repatriate citizens to the country, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, had said 265 Nigerians would arrive in Lagos from Dubai on Wednesday as part of efforts to bring Nigerians willing to come back into the country amid the coronavirus outbreak.


“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in the process of evacuating Nigerians from abroad and in accordance with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control guidelines, the evacuees will undergo a mandatory 14-day supervised quarantine in a monitored environment.



Airlines is scheduled to evacuate the first batch of 265 Nigerians from Dubai, United Arab Emirates and they will arrive at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, 6th May 2020 at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos,” Onyeama had said in a statement through the ministry’s spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye.


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