A Nigerian lady delivered a baby boy aboard Emirates Airline en route Lagos.
Over 2,000 Nigerians stranded within the UK alone.
Palliatives actually destined for Nigerians right here in Nigeria.
A Nigerian lady, Mrs Kafayat Amusan, amongst stranded Nigerians in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Delivered a baby boy aboard Emirates Airline en route Lagos.
The new baby’s arrival delayed the journey of 256 Nigerians evacuated from the Arab country.
Port Health sources on the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. Stated Mrs Amusa went into labour after the plane took off from the Dubai International Airport.
In other words, Amusa put to bed 30 minutes after departure, which resulted in the airplane returning to Dubai.
She was admitted right into a hospital in Dubai.
Nigerian Ambassador in Dubai, Ambassador Rimi and employees of the Embassy were in contact with the “healthy” mother and baby. In accordance with Nigerians in Diaspora Commission chief Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
As a result, Emirates Airline needed to change to another plane, which brought the remaining 256 Nigerians back.
The evacuees taken to the isolation centre prepared by the Lagos State Government and National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
After alighting from the plane, they were profiled by security, health and border control officers.
Additionally, on Wednesday, the Federal Authorities ruled out palliatives for Nigerians overseas.
Consequently. that is as the federal government additionally urged prospective returnees from the United Kingdom. To pay to the agent appointed by the Nigeria High Commission in the UK.
Over 2,000 Nigerians stranded within the UK alone, it learnt.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, at the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19. Stated those that need to evacuate should pay to the appointed agent.
Moreover, the minister informed stranded Nigerians in China that their current tickets were not legitimate for the planned evacuation.
He stated they should pay for the chartered flight.
On palliatives, Onyeama stated: “We do sympathise with Nigerians all over the place in the world, not just South Africa. Similarly, we all know the struggling a lot of our people are going through, including right here in Nigeria. However, I don’t see the way it (palliative) shall be possible.
Certainly, “if our High Commissions resourced in such a way that they might do that, we may have contemplated that. However, as you all know our High Commissions and embassies all over the world are additionally dealing with huge useful resource challenges.
“So, I’m sorry the palliatives are actually for Nigerians right here in Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, a 48 storey building in United Arab Emirates gutted by fire last night.