325 Nigerian repatriates to arrive Saturday


Nigeria is expecting at least 325 Nigerians repatriates from the United States (US) on Saturday afternoon.

The flight, which is the sixth from US since the evacuation exercise departed Newark New Jersey on Friday 7th August 2020 at about 9.45pm,bringing th e total evacuated Nigerians, globally to about 9,000, since the COVID-19 lockdown exercise.

Ethiopian Airlines ET. 509, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is expected to arrive Abuja at about 1.45pm before landing in Lagos about three hours later.

Aboard the flight are 128 male and 174 female and 23 infants.

The flight manifest has it that 101 passangers will alight in Abuja while 224 will alight in Lagos.

According to the message from the ministry: “325 Nigerians arrives Abuja and Lagos from USA 6th Evacuation flight with Ethiopian Airlines ET. 509 on Saturday 8th August 2020 from Newark New Jersey.

The flight departed on Friday 7th August 2020 by 21:45hrs and estimated to arrive Abuja by 13:45hrs and Lagos by 16:30hours on Saturday 8th August.

”The flight manifest includes: 128 Male, 174 female and 23 infants, with a total of 101 passengers for Abuja and 224 for Lagos.”

Fatimah Oyesanmi

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