BREAKING NEWS:FG To Liaise With British Airways On Evacuation Of Over 500 Nigerians In US, UK, Others


Federal Government on Thursday communicated its status to liaise with British Airways on the departure of more than 500 Nigerians living in the United States and the United Kingdom who have communicated enthusiasm to come back to Nigeria.

Director, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha revealed this during an intelligent meeting with the administration of the National Assembly drove by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, who asked the PTF to amaze the number thinking about the constraint in the accessible seclusion offices.

As per the Task Force, around 300 Nigerians are to be emptied from the United States, 200 are to be cleared from the United Kingdom, and the undisclosed number of Nigerian nationals from different nations.

Tribune Online reports that Mr Mustapha who copies the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), guaranteed that the Federal Government is doing its “most extreme best to empty every one of our residents.”

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While taking note of that the Americans who were emptied from Nigeria paid for the whole expense of their movements, he communicated Federal Government’s availability to pay some portion of the expense of transporting Nigerian residents “on account of the quandary of our kin.”

He said the legislature will “most likely diminish the expense to perceive how the administration will mediate since it is the duty of government to guarantee the government assistance of the individuals and their security.”

He kept up that the Nigerian government has throughout the years assumed the liability of giving help to any of its residents who got stranded during any universal football rivalries.

In a similar vein, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, clarified that the Ministry has been in contact with the UK Mission to see the perceivability of utilizing the British Airways which is coming to empty the British nationals, to carrier each one of the individuals who have communicated enthusiasm for returning back to Nigeria as the pandemic keeps on desolating all the nations of the world.

As indicated by him, the Presidential Task Force has been mentioned to support the activity so as to make the departure conceivable.

While reacting to modalities set up to hold fast to the 14-days isolate period, the Minister revealed that all the residents who will be emptied will be isolated in the accessible offices as opposed to the self-disconnection.


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