COVID-19: We are ready to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return from abroad, says FG

The Federal government has indicated its willingness to evacuate Nigerians abroad who wish to return home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed this on Friday during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Pandemic in Abuja.

Towards this, he said, the ministry has already communicated with Nigerian missions abroad to ascertain how many Nigerians would indicate interest.

He added: “We have sent communications to all our embassies and missions to ascertain if and how many Nigerians want to return home because of COVID19.

“As soon as we collate the numbers, we will start looking at evacuation modalities where necessary.”

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