256 Nigerian returnees arrive Lagos from UAE
he first batch of Nigerians evacuated from the United Arab Emirates have landed in Lagos.
he returnees, who arrived on Wednesday evening, arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, a couple of hours after the fact than booked.
They were prior booked to return at 3 pm however needed to come back to Dubai after a lady, who conceived an offspring on the airplane created intricacies.
Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, confirmed the development via his Twitter handle.
“The Flight conveying 256 Nigerians evacuated from Dubai has landed Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos,” he wrote
The federal government had said all those for evacuation must test negative for COVID-19 before being allowed into the country, and will also be quarantined for 14 days on return to Nigeria.
In April, Onyeama expressed concerns about the limited number of facilities to quarantine the returnees and said they would be brought back in batches.
“Most of the hotels do not want to get into a situation of being used as quarantine centers, notwithstanding the fact that they are all empty; but they, for some reason, seem to prefer to remain empty than to be places of quarantine,” the minister had said.
He, however, said some facilities have been secured for the evacuees, while more efforts would be made to get more isolation centers in Lagos and Abuja.