Another batch of repatriates arrive Nigeria


Thursday marked a day of return to their motherland for another batch of 13 Nigerian returnees from Canada, Germany and France, who arrived in the country on Thursday ,through Seme Border Post in Lagos State .

The 13 returnees landed in Benin Republic by Air France on June 10 and around 8 a.m on Thursday, they came into Nigeria through Seme land border; standing the number of returnees who arrived through Seme border at 166.

An undisclosed Port Health Services (PHS) official in Seme, told NAN that the Nigerian returnees, comprising eight males and five females, had been screened by health officials.

“They arrived at 8:30 a.m. today from Canada, Germany and France through Cotonou Airport. We have collected their contacts and relevant information for follow up on their health status which will be forwarded to officials of Lagos State Ministry of Health and NCDC who will be having random checks on them periodically. After all the checks, we will allow all of them to go to their different destinations since Lagos State Government no longer isolate them in Badagry again,” he said.

In a related news, 53 Nigerian returnees from Ghana and Benin Republic arrived Seme Border on Saturday, May 16.

Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi

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