The move to evacuate American citizens from Nigeria, has been announced by the United States Mission in Nigeria.
This is as a result of the coronavirus outbreak which has killed 35,000 people worldwide.
Interested citizens were said to have indicated readiness to leave the country to be with their loved ones back home.
The development was confirmed by the embassy this evening on Twitter.
“The U.S. Consulate in Lagos has confirmed multiple emergency flights for this week departing from Lagos and Abuja. Please do not come to the airport until we have contacted you directly. Please shelter in place and await further information”, it read.
Also, Germany has decided to follow suit, and is set to airlift its citizens in Nigeria.
Interested nationals were urged to fill specific forms on its website.
France and Israel have evacuated some nationals from Africa’s most populous nation.
Nigeria currently has over 131 cases. Many of the cases are in Lagos and Abuja.
Meanwhile, President Muhammad Buhari has approved the constitution of a new committee to look after the economy amid the global pandemic.
Source: Naija News