At least 270 Indian citizens who are employees of Dangote Group have been evacuated from Nigeria are on their way to India.
The aircraft conveying the nationals departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Thursday evening and is expected to arrive India on Friday.
The High Commission of India in Abuja confirmed this in a tweet, stating that the evacuees were workers of Dangote Group while adding that it was the second evacuation flight operated by a Nigerian airline, Air Peace.
Enabled repatriation of 270 needy employees of @DangoteGroup to India from @LOSairport today, with support of @nigimmigration & @Fmohnigeria, under the guidance of @DrSJaishankar, @MOS_MEA, @HardeepSPuri & @PIBHomeaffairs.2nd direct flight by @flyairpeace to India within a week. pic.twitter.com/tFCZIttg1T
— India in Nigeria (As well as Benin, Chad & ECOWAS) (@india_nigeria) June 4, 2020
“Enabled repatriation of 270 needy employees of Dangote Group to India from Lagos Airport today (Thursday), with support of Nigeria Immigration Service and the Federal Ministry of Health. Second direct flight by Air Peace to India within a week,” it tweeted late Thursday.
Air Peace had earlier conveyed 312 Indian citizens from the Lagos Airport to the Cochin International Airport in Kerala on Sunday.