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2,322 Stranded Nigerians Evacuated From The US By Federal Government

According to the Federal Government, 2,322 stranded Nigerians have been evacuated from the United States of America.

On friday, in a statement issued by Mr. Ferdinand Nwoye, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it read:

“208 stranded Nigerians arrive Abuja and Lagos on the 9th and last evacuation flight with Ethiopian Airlines ET. 509 on Friday 21st August 2020 from Newark New Jersey.

“The flight departed on Thursday, 20th August, 2020 by 21:51 hours and estimated to arrive Abuja by 12:41 hours and Lagos by 14:31 hours on Friday, 21st August.

“The flight manifest includes: 87 male, 111 female and 10 infants, with a total of 89 passengers for Abuja and 119 for Lagos. This last flight brought the total number of stranded Nigerians evacuated from the USA to 2, 322 returnees.”

Reports have it that Air Peace plane with 186 passengers took off about 18:40 hrs local time for Lagos from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.

He added that only 35 passengers would proceed to Abuja on arrival in Lagos, adding that everyone tested negative to COVID-19 pandemic.

Nwoye stressed that the eighth and last batch of evacuation flight from the United Kingdom departed Gatwick Airport, London for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 1.35pm.

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