Despite Hitches, Nigerian Returnees From UAE Land In Lagos


The first batch of Nigerians evacuated from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have landed in Lagos despite the initial hitches.

The returnees, who landed on Wednesday evening, landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, a few hours later than scheduled.

They were earlier scheduled to return at 3pm, but had to return to Dubai after a woman, who gave birth on the aircraft developed complications.

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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.



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