FG To Quarantine 160 Nigerians Evacuated From US
A total of 160 Nigerians evacuated by the Federal Government from the United States has arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport , Abuja on Sunday morning.
A Boeing 787 Ethiopian Airline aircraft with registration number ET -AOQ brought the passengers to Nigeria . The aircraft touched down at the airport around 11 am .
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria officials confirmed to newsmen that the aircraft , which flew into Abuja from New York , was later surrounded by seven buses that were used to convey the passengers out of the airport .
“ Five luxury buses were on the ground to pick them (passengers ) to the isolation centres in the city , ” FAAN ’ s spokesperson for the NAIA, Voke Ivbaze, said .
She added , “ Two civilian buses were also on the ground and the time of arrival was around 11 am today ( Sunday ). They came with a Boeing 787 with registration number ET -AOQ . ”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs , Geoffrey Onyeama, confirmed the return in a series of tweets via his official Twitter handle.
He said , “ ET Flight 8509 conveying 160 Nigerian evacuees from the US has safely arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport , Abuja .
“ Once they fulfil all airport protocols – port health , immigration , etc, they will all be transported to the designated quarantine centres for the mandatory 14 – day period . They will be tested for COVID- 19 and re – tested at the end of the quarantine period . ”