FG Evacuates 50 Nigerians Stranded In Pakistan


The Federal Government has evacuated 50 Nigerians stranded in Pakistan following the outbreak of COVID-19.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama made this known in a tweet on Thursday.

According to him, the aircraft conveying the evacuees departed the Islamabad International Airport around 4:05pm on Thursday and it is expected to have arrived at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja at 3.00 am on Friday.

Also, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on Thursday, said that 15 Nigerians were repatriated from Europe.

“Air France flight departed Paris to Lagos today (Thursday) and there were 15 Nigerians on board from France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Estonia who had registered for the evacuation with the Nigerian Missions in these countries,” NIDCOM tweeted.