Thousands of Nigerians stranded abroad since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) forced world economies to shut down are set to fly back home this week.
Aviation authorities claim about 1,000 of them lead the pack of Nigerians who got caught in the coronavirus travel ban as Nigeria also suspended the evacuation of its citizens from around the world in late May 2020.
This stoppage of the evacuation process became imperative when hundreds of people arrived via international flights and resources were minimal to process testing and entry into the most popular black nation in the world.
Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed on June 15 that evacuation activity has resumed and that a combined 371 people returned from India and Egypt over the past weekend.
He said all the evacuees tested negative before boarding the plane, and will be retested within 72 hours of arrival in Nigeria.