A chartered plane evacuating Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates made an emergency U-turn, after a pregnant woman on board the flight went int labour. Mother and child are said to be doing fine.
Chairperson of the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, confirmed the development, saying that the plane, which was scheduled to arrive at 3pm is now expected to land at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos at 7pm.
3000 Nigerians have signified interest to return home due to the Coronavirus pandemic. They will be isolated for a period of 14 days once they arrive Lagos later today.