The administration of president Muhammadu Buhari has concluded plans to evacuate 270 Nigeria citizens domicile in the United States of America amid the Coronavirus pandemic that has encroached world polities.
The Consulate General of Nigeria in New York in a statement said a one-day flight has been arranged for the evacuation of stranded Nigerians in the US and would take off on Sunday May 10 night.
The statement added that evacuation would cover travelers’ expenses while they all fly on economy class.
The flight, Ethiopian Airlines with a 270-passenger capacity, will depart for Abuja from Newark (EWR) Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, United States, and is expected to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Monday 11, May.
The Consul General in New York made it known that over 700 Nigerian citizens have applied and registered with the Nigerian Missions in the US so far but only 270 people could be accommodated, adding that applications to be evacuated would be considered on a ‘first-come, first-served basis.
Those to be given preferential or special considerations includes; Immigrants with Short-stay visas, old or elderly, families with children and returning students