COVID-19: Nigerian govt send message to citizens abroad

COVID-19: Nigerian govt send message to citizens abroad

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The Nigerian missions abroad have been directed to compile a list of her Citizens abroad who wish to voluntarily return home due to the coronavirus outbreak.

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said this in a statement on Friday.

Dabiri-Erewa added that the Ministry of Finance had instructed that cost will be covered by the prospective evacuees.

They will also be compulsorily quarantined on arrival in the Country, according to the statement which was signed by Head, Media and Public Relations Unit, NIDCOM, Abdur-Rahman Balogun.

The statement urged interested Citizens to liaise with the Nigeria embassy in their country of residence.

“The interested Nigerians are advised to inform the missions in the various countries they are in, which will then collate and coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“To this end, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa urged Nigerians stranded abroad willing to return home to key into this Federal Government gesture by providing information to the mission in their respective host Countries”.

Already, Nigeria has 190 cases of Coronavirus.

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