A total of 238 Nigerians who were stranded in Turkey due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have arrived in the country.
This was disclosed by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on Twitter on Sunday.
According to NIDCOM, the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday afternoon from Turkey aboard a Turkish Airlines’ flight.
The commission explained that all returnees tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding and will proceed on self-isolation for 14 days.
On Saturday, the agency said 109 Nigerians arrived the country from India via an Air Peace flight.
“35 evacuees [will] disembark in Abuja while 74 will proceed to Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos,” it explained.
Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, had in May disclosed that over 4,000 Nigerians are waiting to be evacuated across the world back home.