384 Nigerians stranded in the United Arab Emirates have arrived in Abuja on Thursday, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has announced.
In a tweet via its Twitter handle on Thursday, NIDCOM said the returnees are part of the 802 Nigerians stranded in UAE over expired visas.
The commission said out of the 384 returnees, 300 are males while 83 are females with one infant whose gender the Commission didn’t disclose.
It noted that the returnees were received by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, adding that the second batch will arrive in the country on Friday.
NIDCOM said the returnees will be quarantined at the FCT Hajj camp for a period of 14 days in line with established COVID-19 protocols. Thereafter, the ministry will facilitate their movement to their respective home destinations.
“384 Returnees (300 Males, 83 Females and one Infant) of the 802 Stranded Nigerians in UAE just arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja via Saudi Air flight B773 at about 1:10 pm local time today 28th January 2021,” NIDCOM wrote.