The Federal Government has successfully evacuated 170 Nigerian volunteers from Rwanda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.
About 7,000 Nigerians stranded in various countries across the world as a result of the global lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic have been evacuated so far.
The volunteers, who comprised professionals in different fields of learning, were in the three East African countries under the Technical Aid Corps (TAC).
TAC is a Federal Government agency responsible for sharing Nigeria’s know-how and expertise with other African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries (ACP).
The returnees, who tested negative for COVID-19 before departure, are expected to self-isolate for 14 days, in line with the pandemic protocols put in place by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
They are also expected to take another test latest this week.
TAC’s Director General and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi, expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the successful evacuation. He said the President had been supportive in the evacuation process.