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COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by cyrilamx(m): 10:24pm On Apr 08
Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says about 200 Nigerians in the United States are now willing to be evacuated to Nigeria over COVID-19. 

With over 300,000 confirmed cases, the US is the worst hit country. 

At a press briefing on Wednesday, the minister said all the while the presidential task force on COVID-19 had been putting measures in place to receive willing Nigerians who want to return

“The presidential task force under the chairmanship of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) has actually been engaging with this when there was a closure of the airport,” he said.

“So, the response was not as a result of letters coming in from Nigerians in the diaspora as has been mentioned in some media houses.
 

“At that time, we did not have all our isolation centres in place and all the other logistical arrangements in place. So for that reason, we’ve kept it in abeyance while we were putting all those things in place and hence now, we have sufficient beds and so forth and protocol is no well established, and we now feel much stronger and in a better position to undertake this herculean task of trying to see how we can bring Nigerians outside the country back into the country. 

“In that context, we’ve now started to get great numbers of Nigerians especially in the United States where almost 200 have now indicated and are willing to return. We are engaging with our embassies in China and the high commission in London and also in France to work out all the logistics. Things are now falling in place, and we are getting a sense of what needs to be done.”

The minister said it is important that the willing Nigerians engage only with the embassies, high commissions, and not with any other parallel agency or department of government.

He said it is the embassies and high commissions that are collating names and making the necessary arrangements, and that the evacuation process will begin as soon as possible.  

The minister also said 67 Nigerians, traveling through land from neighbouring countries were on their way to the Nigeria.

TheCable had reported the panic in Osun over 67 travellers from Ivory Coast heading to the state.

Onyeama, however, said the travellers would be isolated before allowing them freedom. 

“We have 67 Nigerians including children and women. They were in Cote D’ivoire and we needed to engage with the government of Togo, the government of Benin for them to be able to go through. And they are now at the Ngerian border and we got the authorisation for them to come into the country and they would be in isolation for the mandatory 14 days,” he said.
  
https://www.thecable.ng/200-us-based-nigerians-willing-to-be-evacuated-says-onyeama/amp

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by Ajsimon(m): 10:40pm On Apr 08
I won't come out broke after quarantine
Amen

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by PureGoldh(m): 10:42pm On Apr 08
From Frying pan to fire....Wish them safe trip thOo.

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by bestpunterever: 11:10pm On Apr 08
abeg make them dey isolation first o

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by zionmde: 11:16pm On Apr 08
Better leave them there ooo

which one is this? because we are hailing Nigeria for low rate of spreading that they now want to bring the virus fully.

They should remain there biko

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by gloriaunobi(f): 11:26pm On Apr 08
You left us in this country and now you want to return with virus

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by Cruzzygraphics4: 11:56pm On Apr 08
Stay in 9ja they will day no

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by keko14: 4:56am On Apr 09
Quarantine for 14days

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by dadebayo1(m): 4:56am On Apr 09
Hummmmmm.... Return ke They should check them i beg grin

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by Zombiekiller010: 4:57am On Apr 09
Airpeace Amaka

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by Image123(m): 4:58am On Apr 09
This should be investigated.

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by CanadaOrBust: 4:59am On Apr 09
Let’s look at the numbers:

Lagos had her first case a week b4 NYC and her first death a week after NYC. Both have high population density. YET, just yesterday alone 779 people died in NY while the entire Nig has less than 10 deaths total.

If we can figure out WHY, we would have solved the riddle of this virus. SOMETHING saved us. The question is WHAT?

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by Moneywirer: 4:59am On Apr 09
You must remain there o
Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by Larsun: 5:00am On Apr 09
Who told them... Abeg my uncle there is not ready and willing to be back... Them think say 20 years na beans.. Abeg make him dey there..
Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by jboixxx: 5:00am On Apr 09
They should stay there o. Evacuated for what purpose? US no good again?

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by Trueigbo: 5:02am On Apr 09
Fast fast...bring them home but ensure they are quarantine

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by easyfem(m): 5:04am On Apr 09
here i am , aint go nowhere .........Bleep nigeria , Bleep fg and Bleep everybody

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by qualityovenbake(m): 5:05am On Apr 09
They are welcome. Quarantine protocol should be adhered.

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by saajus: 5:07am On Apr 09
We are not even hearing any update about our great friend, Allen Onyema. Did the charges just die like that? So, my Eastern Brothers may be right that FG has hands in that initial gra gra victimization.
See na, our action brother Allen would have helped again.

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by hisexcellency34: 5:07am On Apr 09
It is now that the shithole country is good for them

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by kiyosaki1(m): 5:08am On Apr 09
They are better over here than in America where the likelihood of death and contact of the coronavirus is higher . I never for ounce dream that a time will come when nigeria will be better than the first world countries in anything, but thank God am a witness . Always knew that our doctors are one of the best in the world but, we always don't appreciate what we have.

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by TANKDESTROYER(m): 5:10am On Apr 09
END TIME TINS

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by mymadam(m): 5:11am On Apr 09
easyfem:
here i am , aint go nowhere .........Bleep nigeria , Bleep fg and Bleep everybody
Bleep you too undecided

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by gnykelly(m): 5:12am On Apr 09
CanadaOrBust:
Let’s look at the numbers:

Lagos had her first case a week b4 NYC and her first death a week after NYC. Both have high population density. YET, just yesterday alone 779 people died in NY while the entire Nig has less than 10 deaths total.

If we can figure out WHY, we would have solved the riddle of this virus. SOMETHING saved us. The question is WHAT?

and America had 2000 death just yesterday

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by J111333(m): 5:13am On Apr 09
A lot of Nigerians who previously had plans of traveling home will shout hallelujah on hearing about free flight.

You will be saving them flight tickets thinking you are evacuating them.

Evacuation kee una there. grin grin grin

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by oluwatosink: 5:15am On Apr 09
See wetin china cause. With their yeye corona virus diseases. sad

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by emmasege: 5:16am On Apr 09
To be evacuated where?

How can anyone who has miraculously escaped hell wish to go back?

Another lie from the lying government.

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by Upsidedown9ja(m): 5:17am On Apr 09
this one that our new cases are increasing like this,let it not come and over take the rest of the world ohh. God pls come and help us oh

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by wilemer: 5:17am On Apr 09
cyrilamxx:
Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says about 200 Nigerians in the United States are now willing to be evacuated to Nigeria over COVID-19.

With over 300,000 confirmed cases, the US is the worst hit country.

At a press briefing on Wednesday, the minister said all the while the presidential task force on COVID-19 had been putting measures in place to receive willing Nigerians who want to return .



lol never imagined a day will come when Nigerians will be running from the U.S cheesy

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Re: COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated by stamapro(m): 5:18am On Apr 09
Nigeria say the are now fully prepared to handle covid 19 ,back to back... So be it, start bringing the returnee batch to batch.

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