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COVID-19: FG to evacuate 167 stranded Nigerians from South Africa

The Nigerian Consul Common in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, has mentioned that the venture is ready to evacuate 167 stranded Nigerians from South Africa on Thursday.

Adama made this recognized all over an interview with newsmen in Abuja, NAN reviews.

He mentioned, “We’re evacuating 167 stranded Nigerians from South Africa nowadays, Thursday, June 25, Air Peace Airlines was once authorized through the Federal Executive of Nigeria to put across them.
“The Nigerians were given stranded on account of the lockdown occasioned through the COVID-19 pandemic since March 28.

“The affected Nigerians are those that got here on grounds of doing trade, scholars on analysis methods, and a few that completed their classes, whilst others got here on an respectable task.

“The flight will go away right here about 1100 hrs and can arrive Abuja 6 hrs later and thereafter, continue to Lagos to drop Lagos passengers.

“The flight in keeping with the Presidential Job Drive revised protocol on COVID-19 is being coordinated through the Consulate Common of Nigeria, Johannesburg in collaboration with the Nigerian Top Fee, Pretoria.”

Consistent with him, the particular flight was once authorized through the governments of each nations on a constitution foundation, as each nations’ airports have been nonetheless closed to world travels.
He additional mentioned that the fee had loved the cooperation of the South African government to verify the operation of the flight.

He additionally expressed appreciation to God for making it imaginable for them, pronouncing a number of stranded Nigerians now have hope of rejoining their members of the family within the nation after over 3 months.

Then again, he mentioned that all of the Nigerian passengers had examined unfavourable to the viral an infection prior to boarding, which is in keeping with the revised protocol on COVID-19.

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