Names of stranded nigerians in the united state is being compiled by The Nigerian Consulate in New York, United States, this action is being taken on behalf of Nigerians willing to return home on account of the coronavirus pandemic.
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It said the main aim of the exercise was to enable the Federal Government to provide the necessary assistance to Nigerian nationals in the US.
This was disclosed by the Consulate in charge of Information and Community Relations, Mrs Ninikanwa Okey-Uche, in a statement in New York on Sunday.
However, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had on Friday directed foreign missions to compile the names of Nigerians interested in returning home, the cost would be borne by the prospective evacuees, who will be compulsorily quarantined on arrival.
The consulate had directed the individuals to email their detailed information to the authorities.
The statement read in part, “Information received will be compiled and forwarded to the Nigerian Government for appropriate action. As soon as necessary arrangements are made, all concerned individuals will be informed accordingly. Please, note that the financial implications of the evacuation will be borne by the prospective evacuee.”