• September 28, 2020

Britain Begins Evacuation of Citizens in Nigeria. EU Gives Nigeria N21billion to Fight Coronavirus

The British High Commission in Nigeria said today (April 14) that it will commence the airlifting of Britons in Nigeria, who wish to return to the UK amid the coronavirus pandemic will on April 18.

Vulnerable people including those with underlying health conditions and those who are visitors to Nigeria would be prioritised.

Flights are expected to leave Lagos and Abuja – two cities that currently under lockdown.

British Mission revealed that their first flights are expected to leave both Lagos and Abuja on Saturday 18 April with a further flight from Lagos on 20 April

No one will be able to pick departure date – the online booking process will generate it automatically.

Still on the international scene, the European Union (EU) has announced a EUR 50 million (N21 billion) contribution towards the implementation of a coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

The new kind gesture was announced in a meeting today (April 14) by officials of the EU with President Muhammadu Buhari.

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“Although the EU is facing significant challenges due to this pandemic, I am indeed touched and grateful that the European Union still had the vision and foresight to remember its friends, partners and allies across the world,” President Buhari said.

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Femi Oshin

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