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COVID-19: Nigeria Releases Guidelines for Evacuation of Citizens Abroad

Sequel to requests by Nigerians stranded abroad in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has directed all its missions abroad to compile lists of willing nationals who wanted to come back home.

According to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM),
the interested Nigerians are advised to inform the missions in the various countries they are in, who will then collate and coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

She, however, said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has instructed that the financial implications will be borne by the prospective evacuees, who will be compulsorily quarantined when they return.

To this end, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa urged Nigerians stranded abroad willing to return home to key into this Federal Government gesture by providing their information to the mission in their respective host countries.

According to a statement signed by the Head, Media and Public Relations Unit of MiDCOM, Abdur-Rahman Balogun Hon. Dabiri-Erewa noted that while embassies in several countries are also on lockdown, those interested could also go online and fill a form provided on the commission’s website: https://nidcom.gov.ng/form101/ or make use of the following email addresses:

info@nidcom.gov.ng
admin@nidcom.gov.ng
media@nidcom.gov.ng
legal@nidcom.gov.ng

Or tweet at @nidcom_gov

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