Nigerian nationals wait for clearance from UK immigration officials before flying back to Nigeria aboard an Air Peace flight, Sunday 8 August 2020. Photo: Nigerians in Diaspora Commission – Twitter
Another set of 327 stranded Nigerians are expected to arrive in the country from the UK on Sunday.
The stranded Nigerians have departed Gatwick Airport, London, and are expected to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
The Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sarah Sanda disclosed this on Sunday in Abuja.
The 327 returnees from the UK departed Gatwick Airport in London to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport today, Aug. 9, 2020, at 11.15 a.m. aboard Air Peace flight No. P47854 operated by Air Europa Fight No AEA855, she said.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria has been evacuating its citizens stranded in other countries.
On Saturday, 323 stranded Nigerians, including six infants, successfully evacuated from the UK, arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos.
The returnees will undergo testing and quarantine in line with the federal government’s COVID-19 guidelines.