COVID-19: FG Make Plans To End Evacuation Of Nigerians In Diaspora

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The Federal Government announced that evacuation of Nigerians in the diaspora as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will end on Aug. 25, 2020.

This was revealed by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha at the PTF daily briefing on Monday in Abuja.

The U.S. and Egypt have indicated interest to repatriate Nigerians convicted, pardoned, and paroled in those countries.

Mustapha spoke in the briefing saying, ” a number of countries have signified intention to repatriate Nigerians convicted and pardoned and paroled in those countries.”

“These include the UAE, Egypt, and the U.S. Coming in the midst of our National Response to COVID-19, all relevant agencies of government are taking multi-sectoral steps to ensure that the process remains within acceptable international protocols and in line with bilateral agreements.”

He added, “For the purpose of clarity, this should be distinguished from normal evacuation flights and we wish to state that all evacuation flights will end on Aug. 25, 2020, after which Airports will be given sufficient time to prepare for reopening.”

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