FG Evacuates Stranded Nigerians

The federal government has evacuated 384 returnees of the 802 Stranded Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates, UEA.

According to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, the evacuated Nigerians arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja via Saudi Air flight B773 at about 1:10 pm on Thursday, January, 28.

Stranded Nigerians

The evacuated Nigerians include 300 Males, 83 Females and one Infant.

Meanwhile, the returnees are to be quarantined at the Federal Capital Territory Hajj camp for 14 days in line with the reversed COVID-19 protocols by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19.

Earlier, NIDCOM Chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, described migration as a natural phenomenon.

She further stated that more women are getting involved than men in labour migration.

Fg Evacuates Stranded Nigerians
Stranded Nigerians Evacuated from the UAE.

According to her, the key drivers of migration, include security, economic, environmental, socio-political and other factors.

However, she assures that the Commission has its contact Desk in international and governmental agencies to liaise and speed up intervention processes.

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