A chartered plane conveying Nigerian returnees from the United Arab Emirates has made a U-turn after a pregnant woman reportedly went into labour.
The development was made known by the chairman of the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
The earlier scheduled arrival of the plane was 3 pm. With the latest development, it will now be expected at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at 7 pm.
It was also gathered that the first batch of Nigerians stuck abroad since the outbreak of coronavirus is expected to come in today.
The foreign ministry said that discussions are ongoing with British Airways to airlift 300 Nigerians from London on Friday, May 8, while there are talks with Ethiopian airlines to make a flight from New York to Abuja on Monday, May 11.
It should be noted that over 4,000 Nigerians are awaiting evacuation across the world back home, according to foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama.
On arrival, the Nigerians will be expected to go into self-isolation and facilities in both Lagos and Abuja have been inspected for that purpose.