FG to evacuate 200 Nigerians from Canada Thursday

Written by on May 12, 2020

The Nigeria High Commission in Canada says it is set to evacuate Nigerians stranded in that country due to coronavirus travel restrictions.

The mission in a statement yesterday, said it had received no fewer than 200 requests for evacuation and a Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Air Peace had been specially arranged to fly the intending returnees’ home this Thursday.

The High Commission also noted that it could be the only special evacuation flight for Nigerian nationals stranded in Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the flight schedule, the aircraft is expected to pick the first set from the Pearson International Airport, Toronto and the second set from Calgary International Airport, Alberta

The aircraft will then depart Alberta for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, where the evacuees would be moved into isolation for 14 days.

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