No Request From Nigerians Abroad For Evacuation- Minister

No Request From Nigerians Abroad For Evacuation- Minister

 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, says his ministry has not received any request from Nigerians aboard for their evacuation in view of the global Novel Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic outbreak.

Onyeama made this known on Tuesday in Abuja at the Presidential Task Force briefing on update of COVID-19 in the country.

“As of now, we do not have any request from any of the embassies from Nigerians wishing to be evacuated from various countries.

“But certainly, if we receive notification from any of our embassies, we will react accordingly,” he said.

The minister, responding to an allegation, said it was not true that a Nigerian lady and her husband were poorly treated in Lome, Togo, while on their way back from Brazil, through Addis Ababa, to the country.

He said that the Government of Togo was placing anyone coming from a foreign country in isolation, saying that they were rightly placed in a four-star hotel.

“They were kept in separate rooms, and because the period of isolation is still on, our ambassador is not even allowed to see them.

“But, he is aware that they are well looked after; so, it is wrong to say that a Nigerian lady is living in deplorable conditions in Togo,” he said.

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