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UAE to evacuate 174 Nigerians by gratis on Tuesday


No fewer than 174 Nigerians are set to leave Dubai, the theUnited Arab Emirates [UAE] on 25th August 2020, the Nigerian in Diaspora commission [NIDCOM] has revealed.

According to the agency, the  Nigerians, whose flight would be paid for by the UAE government, will be evacuated aboard a Fly Dubai flight.

WuzupNigeria reports that once the 174 Nigerians are evacuated, the total number of Nigerians evacuated gratis by Dubai authorities will amount to 1,071.

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Meanwhile, a total of 4,984 Nigerians have so far been evacuated from Dubai.

This is coming as 252 Stranded Nigerians in Dubai arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Saturday via Emirates Airlines, according to a tweet from the official handle of the Nigerian in Diaspora commission.

The flight departed Dubai at 10:20 am (7:20 am local time) and arrived Lagos at about 3 pm.

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The close to 5,000 evacuees have been repatriated to their home country on 18 flights.

Out of this figure, the UAE government paid for 517 Nigerians on 3 Fly Dubai flights and 380 Nigerians on Emirates Airline.

The 252 evacuees have tested negative to the coronavirus before boarding and will proceed on 14-day self-isolation as mandated by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, and the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19.

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