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COVID-19: Nigeria Orders Foreign Missions To Compile List Of Citizens Willing To Return Home

A file Photograph of Abike Dabiri-Erewa.



The Nigerian authorities has directed all its missions overseas to compile a listing of residents prepared to return residence.

The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Fee (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed this on Friday in a press release by the spokesperson for the company, Abdur-Rahman Balogun.

She defined that the directive was sequel to requests by some Nigerians stranded overseas within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dabiri-Erewa urged Nigerians to tell the missions within the varied nations they’re in, who would then collate and coordinate with the Ministry of Overseas Affairs.

She, nonetheless, stated that the Ministry of Overseas Affairs has instructed that the monetary implications could be borne by the possible evacuees, who could be compulsorily quarantined after they return.

The NIDCOM boss requested Nigerians stranded overseas prepared to return residence to key into the window by offering their data to the mission of their respective host nations.

She famous that whereas embassies in a number of nations had been additionally on lockdown, these may log on and fill a type offered on the fee’s web site.

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