Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs has come out to say that more than 600 evacuees from several nations across the globe are currently at several isolation centres in Lagos and Abuja.
He revealed this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press briefing today in Abuja.
According to him, our centres have already reached saturation point and cannot accomodate more people.
He added that the number Nigeria is able to care for are presently limited, therefore flights will have to be staggered before bringing others back to the country.
His words, “The number we are able to care for are limited, this means we are going to be staggering flights before bringing others back to the country.
Many Nigerians willing to come home are still in China, India, Sudan, Lebanon, Egypt among others; this calls to question our capacity to absorb all of them and also ensure we deliver optimally.”