238 Nigerians Stranded In Turkey Return Home


Two hundred and thirty-eight Nigerians have arrived Nigeria from Turkey.

They were stranded in Turkey since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the lockdowns of airports, but arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) confirmed their arrival in a tweet on its official handle.

It explained that the returnees tested negative for COVID-19 but added that they are expected to go on a 14-day isolation, in line with the guidelines set by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as well as the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

On Saturday, the agency said 109 Nigerians arrived the country from India via an Air Peace flight.

“35 evacuees [will] disembark in Abuja while 74 will proceed to Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos,” it explained

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