The Federal Government has commenced the evacuation of 212 Nigerians from Cyprus.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, who disclosed this via his official Twitter page on early on Saturday, said the evacuees would to arrive Abuja on Saturday.
He added that the flight, a Turkish Airline, which departed Cyprus will arrive at Abuja by 15:05 pm.
“EVACUATION UPDATE: @TurkishAirlines flight TK 4915 conveying 212 Nigerian evacuees from Cyprus, has departed for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The flight is expected to arrive Abuja at 15:05 pm local time today, 18th July, 2020”, Onyeama said.
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Among the evacuees are Nigerian students in Cyprus, some Nigeria professionals in Turkey and few Nigerian professional footballers.
“Some of the evacuees are Nigerian students from Cyprus, Nigerian professionals in Turkey and few Nigerian professional footballers”, Onyeama said.
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The Nigerian government has been making efforts over the past few months to bring back Nigerians who are stranded in the Diaspora.
The interview had earlier reported how the Nigerian government evacuated Nigerians in the UK, US, and UAE a few weeks ago.