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FG Evacuates Another 186 Nigerians Stranded In South Africa


One hundred and eighty-six (186) Nigerians stranded in South Africa have been evacuated by the Federal Government on Thursday and are expected back to Nigeria in few hours

The Media aide to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sarah Sanda said the flight of Air Peace which conveys the evacuees said the flight departed OR Tambo International Airport at about 4.30 pm local time on Thursday.

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Over 10, 000 Nigerians stranded in various countries across the world have so far been evacuated following the global lockdown in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The last Evacuation flight from South Africa Air Peace is taking off at 4.30 pm local time from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg to Lagos with 186 passengers. About 35 are for Abuja,” Sanda stated.

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