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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffery Onyeama, has said that almost 200 Nigerians based in the US have indicated interest to return to the country as efforts are on to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have started to get a greater number of Nigerians, especially in the United States, where almost 200 have now indicated their willingness to return,” the minister said on Wednesday in Abuja, during the daily briefings by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
He said the protocols for evacuating Nigerians in the Diaspora have been completed and the country is in a much “stronger and better position” to bring back Nigerians interested in returning to the country.
“We are engaging with our embassy in China and our High Commissioners in London and also in France to work out all the logistics but things are now beginning to fall in place and we are getting the sense of what needs to be done.
Explaining the delay in the evacuation process, he said it was to “enable the government to sort out the logistics involved.”
Mr Onyeama directed all Nigerians interested in returning into the country to work with the country’s embassies and high commissions where they are.
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