A chartered airplane conveying Nigerian returnees from the United Arab Emirates will now land at 7pm in the present day, after it made a U-turn in a bid to correctly are likely to a pregnant girl who reportedly went into labour.
The flight which was anticipated to come back in at 3pm is now anticipated to land on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport at 7 pm.
International Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama confirmed the arrival time throughout his speech on the Presidential Job Pressure briefing on COVID-19 on Wednesday.
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“One of the passengers, a lady, had a baby on the flight, or went into labour,” Onyeama stated.
“So the plane had to turn back. And I am happy to say mother and child are doing well in the hospital. And the arrival time has been rescheduled to 7 pm this evening.”
After weeks of delay, the primary batch of Nigerians caught overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic had been anticipated within the nation in the present day.
The Emirates flight is predicted to be the primary of at the least two different flights scheduled to evacuate Nigerians throughout the subsequent few days.