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Nigeria begin evacuation of another batch of citizens stranded in Europe

The Federal Government has commenced the evacuation of another batch of 15 Nigerians stranded in Europe.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) disclosed this on Thursday via its Twitter handle.

As of 11am, the commission said the evacuees would depart the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris via an Air France flight to Nigeria and Cotonou, Benin Republic.

It explained that the evacuation exercise was coordinated by the Nigerian Mission in France, Germany, and the Netherlands, and monitored by NIDCOM.

According to the commission, the returnees are expected to arrive at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos at about 4:45pm.

It noted that the evacuees would proceed on 14 days self-isolation as mandated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Federal Ministry of Health, and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

The evacuation of the latest batch of Nigerians comes barely a day after more than 400 Nigerians returned to the country from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India.

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