No fewer than 544 Nigerians stranded in the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom (UK) have been evacuated back to Nigeria.
Confirming the development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the U.S evacuees who were conveyed on Ethiopian airline include: 87 Males, 111 females and 10 children.
It represents the last evacuation effort ahead of the reopening of the country’s air space which was shut in March 2020 as a result of the global lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Ministry, “the 8th and last batch of evacuation flight from the UK departed Gatwick Airport, London to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja today, August 21, 2020 at 1.35pm.
“The Air Peace Flight No. P47701 operated by Air Europa Flight No. UK 962 had 236 returnees on board.”