JUST IN: FG Suspends Evacuation Of Stranded Nigerians
Geoffrey Onyeama

The Federal Government has suspended further evacuation of Nigerians stranded overseas.

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, who made this known on Wednesday, said the suspension is to allow take-off of a new policy on evacuation of Nigerians.

According to him, going forward, evacuated Nigerians would not have to go straight into 14-day government monitored isolation if they test negative from their country of origin.

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He said with the new policy, evacuees will have to be tested at most nine days before their flight take off and that those who test positive will not be allowed on the flight.

Onyeama noted that the new policy will give the government enough latitude to fly more Nigerians home.
The new policy takes effect next week.