No fewer than 170 stranded Nigerians have arrived Nigeria from the United Arab Emirates, UAE.
Their arrival was announced in a tweet by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission.
The agency said all returnees tested negative to coronavirus.
The tweet read,
“170 stranded Nigerians on Fly Dubai paid for by the UAE govt this evening arrived the MMIA Lagos from the United Arab Emirates, today Friday, 14th of August, 2020.
“The UAE Government offered three free flights to Nigerians in Dubai whose documentation expired since March 1st and have been given till August 17 to leave the country.
“All evacuees tested Negative to #COVID-19 and are now on a 14-day SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by @NCDCgov, @Fmohnigeria, & Presidential Task Force on #COVID-19.”
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Source: News update