COVID-19: FG gives guidelines for evacuation of Nigerian nationals
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Friday directed all its missions abroad to compile lists of willing nationals who requested to return home to Nigeria.
This was sequel to the request by Nigerians stranded abroad in the wake of the Corona virus pandemic.
Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of the Nigeria in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), made the disclosure in a statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head, Media and Public Relations Unit of the commission in Abuja.
According to Dabiri-Erewa, 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 had instructed that the financial implications would be borne by the prospective evacuees, who will be compulsorily quarantined when they returned.
The NIDCOM chairman 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.
She said that while embassies in several countries were also on lockdown, those interested could also go online and fill a form provided on the commission’s website: Form101 – Nigerians in Diaspora Commission
NAN reports that other platforms to be reached are:
*Emails* firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and *Twitter handle* @nidcom_gov.
She also urged them to also use the *website* www.nidcom_gov.ng.