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Monday, May 04, 2020

Evacuation Of Nigerians Stranded In The US Begins....

The evacuation of Nigerians stranded in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic is to begin on 10 May.

Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, the consul-general of Nigeria in New York disclosed this on Sunday in a notice signed on behalf of the Nigerian Missions in the U.S.

No fewer than 700 Nigerians have registered with the mission for evacuation.

The evacuation will be done in batches and the first batch of 270 evacuees would be flown to Abuja through an Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 509.

The plane is expected to depart the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey at 9.15p.m., and fly directly to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

As earlier announced by the Federal Government, the flight is at the expense of the evacuees, who will all fly economy class, according to the notice.

“The projected cost for the one-way economy ticket is between 1,300 dollars (N488,800) and 1,700 dollars (N639,200) per adult.

“Please note that over 700 Nigerian nationals have registered with our missions in the USA to be evacuated.
However, only 270 passengers shall be accommodated in this batch of evacuation.
Missions will, therefore, attend to applicants on a first come, first served basis and shall prioritise the list of evacuees according to their immigration status.

This includes the need to consider those stranded with proof of short stay visas, the elderly, families with children and returning students,” it said.

Okoyen told NAN that the dates for subsequent batches would be announced in due course.
from pmnews


  1. So what are they using the palliative monies being donated by individuals, corporate bodies and even the ones they borrowed: what do they use those monies to do?
    Are those not meant to benefit Nigerians, same people they are compelling to pay for their flights back? 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

  2. I sighted an Ethiopian Aircraft fly past my neighbourhood yesterday afternoon.

    The question on my lips was "has government opened our airspace for international flights? Or is Ethiopian Airline tramsporting medical supplies to NAIA Abuja for onward delivery to NCDC? Or the aircraft was evacuating Nigeria's elites from their holidaying resorts?".

    1. They are on essential services,some private jets are permitted to fly too.

      God save Nigeria.

  3. They should be tested before they being them back....o

  4. I can never be stranded in the US... O diro possible not after all these suffering in Nigeria... Lailai

    1. Stranded ke. My brother was supposed to visit Nigeria next month, but that has been cancelled till further notice. This Corona has denied me the opportunity of see

    2. These are mostly people on visiting visas or on work visas who lost their jobs. Either you leave or you become an illegal alien. These are not the best of times for anyone, even US citizens, not to talk of illegal aliens. They might run out of cash or hotel money. Without proof of employment you can't even sign a lease in USA.


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