Coronavirus: Nigeria Set To Evacuate Citizens Abroad

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President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has directed missions abroad to compile a list of Nigerians willing to Nigeria following the outbreak of Coronavirus across the world.

The development was revealed in a statement on Friday by the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Abike-Dabiri stated that a number of nationals are requesting to come back to the country due to the coronavirus outbreak.

She further stated that the Ministry of Finance has noted that the funding will be covered by the prospective evacuees.

Dabiri added that the evacuees will also be compulsorily quarantined on arrival in the country.

The statement signed by Head, Media and Public Relations Unit, NIDCOM, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, urged interested citizens to liaise with the Nigeria embassy in their country of residence.

“The interested Nigerians are advised to inform the missions in the various countries they are in, which will then collate and coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”

“To this end, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa urged Nigerians stranded abroad willing to return home to key into this Federal Government gesture by providing information to the mission in their respective host countries.”

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