Nigerian Government Approves Last Flight for its Citizens in the US Who wishes to Return Home

Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen (Consul Gen. of Nigeria in USA)

The Federal Government has approved the ninth and last evacuation flight for Nigerians stranded in the United States due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
The report from Daily Post reveals the following:
The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, announced this in a statement dated August 10, 2020, on behalf of the country’s missions in the U.S.
“The flight is scheduled to convey the evacuees from New Jersey on August 20 to both Abuja and Lagos,” the statement read in part.
This would come after the seventh and eight evacuation flights scheduled for August 15 and August 19, respectively, from Houston, Texas, to Lagos, NAN reports.
The government had so far evacuated 1,739 stranded Nigerian citizens in six special flights from the U.S. which is witnessing a second wave of coronavirus infections.

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