The Federal Government says plans have been concluded to end evacuation flights following the repatriation of thousands of citizens stranded in various parts of the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Boss Mustapha, who is the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, disclosed this to reporters in Abuja.
“We wish to state that all evacuation flights will end on August 25, 2020, after which airports will be given sufficient time to prepare for reopening,” he said.
Following the outbreak of the disease which brought the world on its knees, thousands of Nigerians trapped abroad had indicated their interest to return home.
While some of those seeking to be evacuated had travelled for holiday, business, and education purposes, others left Nigeria in search of greener pastures but only got to the foreign land to become victims of human traffickers.
In the last few months, the Federal Government had partnered some groups and organisations to evacuate its citizens back home