CBN, NNPC Agree To Partly Fund Evacuation, Accommodation Of Nigerians From Abroad

A file photograph of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.


Minister of international affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has mentioned that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have agreed to fund a part of the evacuation value of Nigerians from overseas. 

Mr Onyeama who disclosed this on Monday on the Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19, famous that the settlement additionally includes making funds accessible for the lodging of the evacuees once they contact down in Nigeria.

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The minister who had at a special briefing famous that the evacuation of Nigerians from Dubai, UK and New York, has been profitable, nonetheless, burdened that Nigeria is reaching a saturation with reference to the method of evacuating its residents from the world over.

While revealing that over 600 evacuees at the moment are in Lagos and Abuja, the Minister in is replace session final Monday mentioned the method is reaching a saturation level, including that the ministry will now stagger the method a bit, as to permit some house earlier than bringing extra residents into the nation.

Mr Onyeama acknowledged that there are nonetheless so many Nigerians exterior nonetheless needing evacuation, assuring that extra might be introduced in when these on floor have been higher sorted.

He admitted that lots went flawed with logistics within the case of passengers who have been transported to Abuja, however assured that higher association might be made to forestall any future recurrence.

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