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Nigeria expects 324 repatriates from the U.S

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324 Nigerians repatriating from the United States of America are expected to arrive in the country today,Saturday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs related that the Nigeria- bound flight, being the third from the USA, will arrive at about 15.35hours.

It was gathered that the flight had departed at 23:27hours on Friday from Newark New Jersey with 121 Males, 173 females and 30 infants.

In addition, the ministry announced the arrangements have been concluded for two more evacuation flights in July from the USA to Abuja and Lagos , on 28th and 31st respectively.

“The USA 3rd Evacuation flight of 324 Nigerians arrives Abuja on Saturday 18th July 2020 from Newark New Jersey. The flight departed 23:27hrs on Friday 17th July and is expected to arrive about 15:35hrs on Saturday 18th July 2020. The total passengers included: 121 Male, 173 female and 30 infants.

“Meanwhile, arrangements are also concluded for two more evacuation flights in July from the USA to Abuja and Lagos , on 28th and 31st respectively,” the ministry stated.

The Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 has set July ending date for the completion of over 4000 Nigerians stranded in various countries across the world following the global lockdown occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over 3000 have already been evacuated in the process that commenced in May, 2020.

Fatimah Oyesanmi

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