COVID-19: UK Evacuates 250 Citizens From Nigeria

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Over 250 British nationals departed Nigeria for the UK on a special return chartered flight organised between the UK and Nigerian government.

The British High Commissioner for Nigeria, Catriona Laing, made this known in a statement .

Laing said that the outward journey also brought back over 200 Nigerian nationals from London Heathrow to Nigeria via the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

She noted that this was the eighth repatriation flight organised for Britons wanting to return from Nigeria, since all airports in the country had been closed to international commercial flights on March 23.

She said it is a good development to help Nigerians get back home while also assist more British nationals return to the UK. They work around the clock to support nationals who remain in the country.

She further said that the British High Commission had been working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Aviation, the FCT, the Nigerian High Commission and Lagos State authorities to arrange all the flights.

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