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Nigerians stranded in Canada to arrive Abuja tomorrow



SOME Nigerians stranded in Canada are expected to arrive Abuja tomorrow.

  This was contained in a memo released by Nigerian High Commission in Canada on Tuesday.

  The memo, with reference no, NHC/OTT/ADM.56/1 was titled ‘2nd evacuation flight from Canada to Nigeria.’

  According to the high commission, the evacuees would depart Canada for Nigeria at 03 pm today.

  “The government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved a second evacuation flight for the airlifting of Nigerian nationals who are stranded in Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Boeing 787-Dreamliner, ET 553, operated by Ethiopian Airline is scheduled to depart the Toronto P

earson International Airport (YYZ) on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 15:00 hours local time, to arrive the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on August 21, 2020, at 08:00 hours local time and thereafter, proceed to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. The airfare is as detailed below: Economy class to Abuja is $1250 while Lagos is $1350; Business class to Abuja $2800 while Lagos is $2900; Children – $950 while infant – $100.

 The High Commission wishes to inform that in accordance with the guidelines of the Nigerian Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, it is mandatory for all intending evacuees to undergo a COVID-19 test and produce an original COVID-19 negative result, not older than 14 days to departure,” it said.

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