The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has directed all its missions abroad to compile lists of willing nationals who may want to come back home.
The directive followed the requests by Nigerians stranded abroad in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the interested Nigerians were advised to inform the missions in the various countries they were in, who would then collate and coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
She, however, said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had instructed that the financial implications would be borne by the prospective evacuees, who would be compulsorily quarantined when they return.
To that end, Dabiri-Erewa urged Nigerians stranded abroad willing to return home to key into the Federal Government gesture by providing their information to the mission in their respective host countries.
She noted that while embassies in several countries were also on lockdown, those interested could also go online and fill a form provided on the commission’s website: https://nidcom.gov.ng/form101/
She said they could also send emails to:
Twitter handle: @nidcom_gov