BY SEYIFUNMI LUMEKO
In the next few hours, 325 Nigerians evacuated would arrive from the United States (US) to Nigeria.
When they arrived, this would bring the total numbers of evacuees 9,000 since the emergence of COVID-19 in February 2020.
The flight, which is the sixth from the US since the evacuation exercise departed Newark New Jersey on Friday 7th August 2020 at about 9.45 pm.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopian Airlines ET. 509 is expected to arrive Abuja at about 1.45 pm before landing in Lagos about three hours later.
The flight has on board 128 male and 174 female and 23 infants.
Flight manifest revealed that 101 passengers will alight in Abuja while 224 will alight in Lagos.
Ministry excerpts state: “325 Nigerians arrives Abuja and Lagos from USA 6th Evacuation flight with Ethiopian Airlines ET. 509 on Saturday 8th August 2020 from Newark New Jersey.
“The flight departed on Friday 7th August 2020 by 21:45hrs and estimated to arrive Abuja by 13:45hrs and Lagos by 16:30hours on Saturday 8th August.
” The flight manifest includes 128 Male, 174 female and 23 infants, with a total of 101 passengers for Abuja and 224 for Lagos.”