Stranded Nigerians: FG to end evacuation flights August 25 – PTF
Mr Boss Mustapha, who is the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, disclosed this to reporters on Monday in Abuja.
“We wish to state that all evacuation flights will end on August 25, 2020, after which airports will be given sufficient time to prepare for reopening,” he said.
Following the outbreak of the disease which brought the world on its knees, thousands of Nigerians trapped abroad had indicated their interest to return home.
While some of those seeking to be evacuated had travelled for holiday, business, and education purposes, others left Nigeria in search of greener pastures but only got to the foreign land to become victims of human traffickers.
In the last few months, the Federal Government had partnered some groups and organisations to evacuate its citizens back home.
Mustapha, however, decried that while a good number of Nigerians were sharing their experiences with the coronavirus and encouraging others to take responsibility, a few others were bent on spreading misleading information.
He however stressed that the war against COVID-19 would only be won when the people take responsibility individually and collectively.