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Nigeria Immigration issues back 243 passports to UAE returnees after 14-day isolation

TWO-hundred and forty-three (243) Nigerian returnees from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who arrived the country through the Murtala Mohammed international airport Lagos have been issued back their international passports by the Lagos airport command of the Nigeria Immigration service having successfully undergone the 14 days isolation required by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Lagos Airport Comptroller of the NIS, Abdullahi Usman who confirmed this said 243 out of the initial 256 who came back to the country on the 6th of May 2020, were issued back their passports on Thursday May 21st 2020 at the airport.

Usman disclosed that when the returnees arrived two weeks ago they could not be cleared in, as their travel documents were kept in the custody of the Immigration service, since the returnees had to be quarantined immediately as spelt out by Nigeria centre for disease control NCDC.

He said 243 of the returnees who had tested negative and issued NCDC certificate, were received by immigration officers on Thursday who now cleared via the migration information and data analysis system MIDAS and all information arrival formalities  carried out.

The Nigeria returnees from Dubai were the first batch of Nigerians repatriated from Dubai as a result of the ongoing COVID- 19 pandemic.

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