The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama spoke in response to questions about when exactly is the evacuation process going to commence:

The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Geoffrey Onyeama spoke in response to questions about when exactly is the evacuation process going to commence:

“This is a situation that breaks all our hearts, but there were certain measures we had to put in place first. We don’t want Nigerians abroad coming in with more #COVID19 cases”.

“We are trying to find quarantine centres approved by medical authorities. But most hotels do not want to be used for quarantine centres”.

“We have located some hotels in Abuja and Lagos and made necessary arrangements, but the passengers will have to pay for the hotels. We have put a date for Monday, 4th of May, 2020 for the commencement of the evacuation process”.