The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has disclosed that 172 Nigerians who were evacuated from Uganda and Kenya arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 10:20 AM on Wednesday.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Media, Public Relations, and Protocol Unit, Mr Gabriel Odu.
He said that the evacuees arrived via an Air Peace Flight B777-200 from Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.
According to him, some of the evacuees disembarked at the airport in Abuja while others proceeded to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
VIDEO: EVACUATION UPDATE
172 Evacuees from Uganda and Nairobi arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at 10:20 am local time via @flyairpeace Flight B777-200 from Nairobi today, Wednesday, 1st of July, 2020.
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) July 1, 2020
“The exercise was put together by our Mission in Nairobi, Kenya in collaboration with the Mission in Kampala, Uganda.
“All evacuees tested negative to #COVID19 and will now proceed on 14 days self-isolation as mandated by @NCDCgov, @Fmohnigeria and PTF on #COVID-19,” he said.