The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has paid for flight tickets and coronavirus testing for 131 Nigerians of the 246 evacuated from the country on Wednesday.
The Head of Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, shared this in a Twitter post. She explained that 131 among then evacuees arrived on paid tickets by the UAE government who also sponsored their coronavirus testing before boarding.
“A big thank you to the Nigerian Mission in Dubai and the UAE govt ,” she tweeted.
According to the agency in a tweet, all the evacuees tested negative but would proceed to self-quarantine at home for 14 days in compliance with the directive of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
This evacuation from several countries is in line with the federal government’s pledge to evacuate a minimum of 1000 Nigerians per week in order to assist over 4,000 stranded Nigerians.Follow us on social media