The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said on Wednesday at least 200 Nigerians living in the United States had indicated interest to return home because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Onyeama, who disclosed this at the COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, however, said the government is still awaiting final responses from the country’s embassy in the US on those willing to be brought back to Nigeria.
The minister added that the government had through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) asked Nigerians in the US and other foreign countries who are willing to be evacuated to inform the foreign missions in those nations.
The US had on Tuesday evacuated 200 of its nationals from Nigeria due to rising cases of coronavirus in the country.
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