700 Nigerians to be repatriated by United States next week
Several hundred Nigerians who are stranded in the United States because of the coronavirus crisis will be repatriated starting from next week, the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York confirmed in a statement this morning.“A one-way flight for the evacuation of stranded Nigerian nationals in the USA to Abuja is being arranged for Sunday 10 May,” a statement read. A total of 270 passengers will be flown by to Nigeria on the Ethiopia Airlines flight “at their own expense” – between 1,300 and 1,700 dollars, with reductions for children and infants. The flight will arrive in Abuja at noon on the following day.
In total, around 700 Nigerian nationals have registered to be evacuated from the States with tickets for the first arranged flight available from www.ethiopainairlines.com on a first come, first served basis. More flights will be laid on later this month.