265 Nigerians Evacuated From UAE Arrive Lagos, Pregnant Woman Delivers Baby On Board

No fewer than 265 evacuated Nigerians have arrived in Lagos State from Dubai on Wednesday.

265 Nigerians Evacuated From UAE Arrive Lagos, Pregnant Woman Delivers Baby On Board
265 Nigerians evacuated from UAE arrive Lagos

Two hundred and sixty-five Nigerians evacuated from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have arrived Lagos.

The Emirates Airlines aircraft they boarded landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos about 07.40pm.

It was learnt that upon their arrival, the evacuees are expected to proceed into 14-day isolation.

The returnees had been scheduled to arrive at the airport at 3.00 p.m. but one of the passengers went into labour.

According to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, the plane had to make a U-turn to United Arab Emirate.



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A press statement from NIDCOm read, “A Nigerian lady, Mrs Kafayat Amusan, one of the stranded Nigerians travellers, returning from Dubai, UAE, has been delivered of a baby boy on board Emirates airline departing to Lagos.”

The Chairman of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, confirmed that the plane was expected to land any moment from 7pm.

She also congratulated Amusan for another addition in her family and prayed she return safely to the country.

“She will return to Nigeria after obtaining a birth certificate and other necessary travel documents for her baby boy,” she added.

It was further gathered that the Nigerians are expected to be evacuated within the next few days.

According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, over 4,000 Nigerians are waiting to be evacuated across the world back home.