A file picture of the Minister of Overseas Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
The Minister of Overseas Affairs, Mr Geoffery Onyeama says there are over 4 thousand (four,000) Nigerians from internationally needing evacuation within the face of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Onyeama made the remarks whereas fielding questions from journalists on the every day information briefing by the Presidential Process Power (PTF) in Abuja.
He, nonetheless, famous that the dearth of mattress areas to isolate the evacuees is the most important problem that the federal government is grappling with.
READ ALSO: Lockdown Leisure: Nigeria’s Stage Of Compliance Is Unsatisfactory – PTF
Though the minister had advised journalists final week that the primary set of evacuees from the United Arab Emirate will arrive the nation on Might 4th, he defined that measures are being put in place to see that the evacuation train commences newest on Wednesday sixth of Might.
He famous that the federal government was within the technique of repatriation of Nigerians overseas who have been keen to return and Emirates Airline had indicated curiosity to convey them again to Nigeria.
The minister careworn that the airline would function on Might 6, to convey Nigerians overseas again to the nation.