Nigeria evacuated 256 of its citizens Wednesday from Dubai, United Arab Emirates amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The returnees arrived at the international wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, at about 8:30 p.m.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, had announced that the evacuation was being carried out in accordance with NCDC guidelines, stating that government will place evacuated Nigerians in quarantine in hotels in Lagos and Abuja for 14 days before allowing them to leave.
Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, wrote in a tweet that the returnees would be taken in for isolation despite testing negative to Coronavirus.
“They will be proceeding to a location for compulsory isolation . All 256 tested negative for Covid 19 before boarding from Dubai, she tweeted.