384 Nigerians have arrived the the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja via Saudi Air flight B773 at today’s noon.
Obinwannem News gathered from the announcement by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) that the returnees are part of the 802 Nigerians stranded in Saudi Arabia.
Further findings include that, their return was part of the promise the Nigerian government had earlier made to evacuate them back home from Thursday to Friday.
Contained in a series of tweets by NIDCOM, out of the 384 returnees, 300 are males, 83 are females, while one of them is an infant whose gender was not disclosed.
NIDCOM tweeted, “384 Returnees (300 Males, 83 Females and one Infant) of the 802 stranded Nigerians in UAE just arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja via Saudi Air flight B773 at about 1:10 pm local time today 28th January 2021.”
Also reacting, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had disclosed that the second batch would arrive in the country on Friday and would be received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, by the ministry’s officials.
“They (returnees) will be quarantined at the FCT Hajj camp for a period of 14 days in line with established COVID-19 protocols. Thereafter, the ministry will facilitate their movement to their respective home destinations,” it said in a statement.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News