The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has released a list of 13 Nigerians that died of the novel coronavirus in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The chairman disclosed this on her official Twitter handle in a video displaying the names, pictures and countries of the 13 Nigerians who lost their lives to the virus
According to her post, eight Nigerians died in United Kingdom, while five persons in the United States.
See List Below:
Dr Alfa Sa’adu
Dr Kole Abayomi (SAN)
United States of America
Hajia Laila Abubakar
Along with the video, Dabiri tweeted that “may the souls of our brothers and sisters in Diaspora, who lost their lives to COVID-19, rest in peace. May the Lord heal the world”.
Watch Video Below:
May the souls of our brothers and sisters in Diaspora , who lost their lives to Covid 19, RIP. May the Lord heal the world 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/T1Nu77xP3G
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) April 9, 2020
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The Nigerian Federal Government has insisted that the basic criteria for evacuation of Nigerians abroad, is that they must be “COVID-19 free”.
The Federal Government had included this in the “COVID-19 Application Form for Nigerians who want to return home” on the website of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission which Nigerian citizens abroad must completely fill.
According to the Federal Government, every Nigerian who desires to be evacuated must be tested for Coronavirus and certified negative.
Part of the criteria read that “you MUST get tested for the Virus in your country of residence and be issued an Authorised Health Clearance Certificate attesting that you are COVID-19 free. This Certificate MUST be presented and authenticated by officials at the Airport in your country of departure before you are allowed to board the Aircraft”.