Coronavirus: We’re reaching saturation point in our evacuation process – Minister
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama says with the return of over 600 Nigerians from abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country is gradually reaching a saturation point with regards to the process of evacuating its citizens from across the world.
Mr Onyeama disclosed this on Monday at the daily Presidential Task Force press Briefing on COVID-19.
He noted that the evacuation of Nigerians from Dubai, UK and New York, has been successful, while stressing that a lot went wrong with logistics in the case of passengers who were transported to Abuja.
He added that better arrangement will be made to prevent any future recurrence and that the ministry will now stagger the process a bit, as to allow some space before bringing more citizens into the country.
The minister however stated that there are still so many Nigerians outside still needing evacuation, assuring that more will be brought in when those on ground have been better sorted.