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COVID-19: US evacuates 997 Americans from Nigeria

COVID-19: US evacuates 997 Americans from Nigeria
April 09
15:05 2020
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The US Mission in Nigeria says 997 Americans have been evacuated from Nigeria.

In a statement on Thursday, the mission said this is to help the Americans reunite with their families and loved ones in the United States.

According to the mission, three chartered flights repatriated 850 American citizens from Lagos, while 147 were evacuated from Abuja.

Claire Pierangelo, US consul general, said in times of emergency, the United States Department of State has no greater priority than the safety and security of its citizens overseas.

“This has been three weeks in the making. We had more than 50 people working on this on a daily basis to make sure that we can find the Americans, get the planes, secure flight clearances for the planes to land here and also ensure safe passage of the Americans traveling to the airport since the city is on lockdown,” Pierangelo said.

“It was an enormous effort and I am incredibly proud of my team. We appreciate all the help from our Nigerian partners. We couldn’t have done this without them.”

She said the mission remains committed to working closely with Nigeria and the various health authorities to keep everyone healthy and safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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