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The Nigerian Authorities has concluded plans to evacuate about 270 Nigerians prepared to residence from america.
This was disclosed in an announcement dated Might three from the Consulate Normal of Nigeria in New York.
The consulate defined one-way flight has been organized for the evacuation of stranded Nigerians within the US and would tackle Sunday evening.
It added that the flight operated by Ethiopian Airways with a 270-passenger capability would evacuate travellers at their expense and the returnees would fly financial system class.
In line with the assertion, the flight will depart for Abuja from Newark (EWR) Liberty Worldwide Airport in New Jersey, United States, and is predicted to reach on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport on Monday subsequent week.
It additionally revealed that over 700 residents have registered with the Nigerian Missions within the US to be evacuated however solely 270 folks could be accommodated.
The consulate harassed that functions to be evacuated could be thought of on a ‘first-come, first-served foundation whereas the checklist of evacuees could be handled based on their immigration standing.
It mentioned those that have proofs of short-stay visas, the aged, households with kids, and returning college students would even be given particular consideration.
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