All Nigerian embassies abroad have been asked by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to compile a list of all Nigerians abroad that are willing to return home.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had said some days back that, Nigerians in the diaspora had not requested an evacuation. But things have changed.
Ms. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who is the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, stated that this was in response to requests by stranded Nigerians living in other countries in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
She however said that the cost of evacuation would be borne by those people that are to be evacuated and that they would be compulsorily quarantined upon arrival.
According to a statement on Friday by the Head, Media and Public Relations Unit, NIDCOM, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, “The interested Nigerians are advised to inform the missions in the various countries they are in, which will then collate and coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”
“To this end, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa urged Nigerians stranded abroad willing to return home to key into this Federal Government gesture by providing information to the mission in their respective host countries.”