Nigerians who were evacuated from the UK are really going through it.
So a few days ago, the Nigerians who were formerly based in the United Kingdom were left stranded and unattended to at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.
For over 5 hours, they were left under the sun, waiting for the aircraft that was expected to convey them to Abuja where they would be isolated for 14 days.
The stranded returnees included the aged, children and a few others on wheelchairs.
They lamented their neglect by the foreign minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, who did not send any official to the airport to receive them.
Although their aircraft arrived around 2.45pm, they were left unattended to for five hours. Around 4.30pm, airport authorities took pity on them by serving them bottled water.
Ministry sources said the returnees’ plight could be attributed to a poor planning by the minister of foreign affairs.
Source: News update