The Federal Government says it has begun the evacuation of about 241 Nigerians trapped in China.
The President of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (East China), Elijah Odii, said this in a statement in Abuja.
The statement reads, “Further to our press release of 4 June and 24 July 2020, and communications with prospective evacuees, on the above subject matter, the Embassy wishes to inform that the scheduled date of departure from Guangzhou to Lagos via Air Peace Flight 5N-BWI (B777-300) on Monday, 24 August 2020.
“In this regard, prospective evacuees are advised to conclude all arrangements, including taking Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests and securing necessary exit visas against the date. Travelers are further advised to arrive in Guangzhou at least a day in the journey to avoid complications. Warm regards.”
Odii added, “Our embassy here in China is executing evacuation of stranded Nigerians today, 24 August. The evacuees will leave Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport on Air Peace.
“They are currently at the airport. But I’m informed that not all 241 may leave as they are yet to complete checking in. It may be possible that something may make a few persons not to be allowed to fly but now not sure yet.”