256 Nigerians Arrive Lagos From UAE
No fewer than 256 evacuated Nigerians have arrived in Lagos State from the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday.
According to Punch, the returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, via an Emirates Airline about 07.40pm.
It was gathered that upon their arrival, the evacuees are expected to proceed into 14-day isolation.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, confirmed their arrival via his verified Twitter handle.
“The flight conveying 256 Nigerians evacuated from Dubai has landed Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos,” he tweeted.
The Flight conveying 256 Nigerians evacuated from Dubai has landed Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. https://t.co/oTawdZ3Ft2
— Geoffrey Onyeama (@GeoffreyOnyeama) May 6, 2020
The returnees had been scheduled to arrive at the airport at 3.00 p.m. but one of the passengers went into labour.
According to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, the plane had to make a U-turn to the United Arab Emirates.
According to a press statement from NIDCOM,“A Nigerian lady, Mrs Kafayat Amusan, one of the stranded Nigerians travellers, returning from Dubai, UAE, has been delivered of a baby boy on board Emirates airline departing to Lagos.”