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Diasporian News of Thursday, 25 June 2020

Source: MyNigeria

167 stranded Nigerians to be evacuated from South Africa

167 Nigerians who are stranded in South Africa will be evacuated on Thursday according to the Nigerian Consul General in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama.

Adama disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Abuja.

He said, “We are evacuating 167 stranded Nigerians from South Africa today, Thursday, June 25, Air Peace Airways was approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria to convey them. “The Nigerians got stranded as a result of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic since March 28.

“The affected Nigerians are those who came on grounds of doing business, students on research programs, and some that finished their courses, while others came on an official assignment.

“The flight will depart here about 1100 hrs and will arrive Abuja 6 hrs later and thereafter, proceed to Lagos to drop Lagos passengers.

“The flight in line with the Presidential Task Force revised protocol on COVID-19 is being coordinated by the Consulate General of Nigeria, Johannesburg in collaboration with the Nigerian High Commission, Pretoria.”

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