FG mobilises evacuation of foreign-based Nigerians

By AdvocateNews on 04/04/2020

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The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said the Federal Government in collaboration with the foreign missions and that embassies are taking steps to effect the evacuation of Nigerians in the Diaspora amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who spoke during a live briefing of the PTF in Abuja on Friday, said the Federal Government would ascertain the number of affected Nigerians before deciding on its approach for evacuation.

FG reviews flight protocol, allows crews rest

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has reviewed its protocol on flights amid the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory over the coronavirus.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had, during a live briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday, made exemptions for diplomatic flights, aircraft carrying food, medical equipment and other humanitarian items, as well as those in distress, among others.

He, however, added that all pilots and crew would be required to remain on board.

But during a similar briefing of the PTF in Abuja on Friday, Sirika noted some changes to the protocol for flights.

Posted 04/04/2020 07:06:33 AM

 

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