Federal Government evacuates 241 Nigerians from China

The Federal Government on Monday has begun the evacuation of about 241 Nigerians who had been trapped in China.

The President of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (East China), Elijah Odii, stated these in a short message to The Punch in Abuja.

He also sent a statement from the Nigerian Embassy in Beijing, China entitled ‘Re: Evacuation of Nigerians from the People’s Republic of China’.

The statement reads, “Further to our press release of June 4 and July 24, 2020, and communications with prospective evacuees, on the above subject matter, the Embassy wishes to inform that the scheduled date of departure from Guangzhou to Lagos via Air Peace Flight 5N-BWI (B777-300) is Monday, August 24, 2020.

“In this regard, prospective evacuees are advised to conclude all arrangements, including taking COVID – 19 tests and securing necessary exit visas against the date. Travellers are further advised to arrive Guangzhou at least a day to the journey to avoid complications. Warm regards.”

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