Two hundred and seventy Nigerians stranded in Egypt will arrive in the country today from Cairo.
This is according to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) in a tweet on its handle on Friday.
The agency said the evacuees who had tested negative to COVID-19, will arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja by 6:00 pm Nigeria time.
It also explained that there are two foreign nationals aboard the Egypt Air bringing the Nigerians homes.
270 Stranded Nigerians departed Cairo Egypt via @eayptair for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with two other Nationals.
The flight is expected to arrive around 6:00 pm local time today.
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) July 10, 2020
Their return comes exactly one week after eighty-six Nigerians arrived in the country from Sudan.
The Chairman of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed this in a tweet on her handle where she said they arrived in the country via Air Sudan.
According to her, the returnees will go on 14-day isolation, in line with the guidelines set by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as well as the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
Also, NIDCOM tweeted on its handle that the returnees had tested negative to COVID-19.
On Wednesday the same week, 172 Nigerians citizens arrived Abuja from Uganda and Kenya at around 10:20 am via Air Peace flight from Nairobi.
While some of the evacuees disembarked in the nation’s capital, others proceeded to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
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