“No sufficient isolation centres for stranded Nigerians abroad” – Foreign Minister

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said there are no sufficient isolation centres for stranded Nigerians abroad who are been evacuated back to Nigeria.

Onyeama made this known during the Presidential TaskForce on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja on Thursday.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the federal government is set to bring back over 2,000 Nigerian nationals from foreign countries on account of the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking further, the minister explained that the isolation centres were not enough to accommodate them.

Onyeama said, “We have received all the number (of Nigerians who registered for the evacuation) from our various embassies all over the world. We have now selected two airlines that would be responsible for bringing them home.

“The numbers are high and the places where we can isolate them are not enough. So, we would have to do it in a staggered fashion and together with the National Emergency Management Agency and the Ministry of Health, we would come to an agreement to be bringing them back according to the number of beds that are available.”

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