Last evacuation flight from US brings back over 200 Nigerians
More than Two hundred Nigerian citizens on Thursday night departed from New Jersey on their way to Nigeria.
The present evacuation will make it the ninth and last of such flight from the United States of America.
It was 94 Nigerians that were evacuated from Houston, Texas during the eight flight.
A total of 2,322 citizens had been repatriated from the U.S. since May 10.
Six of the nine flights were operated by Ethiopian Airlines from the Newark Liberty International Airport, located in New Jersey.
The remaining three were from the George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas.
Benaoyagha Okoyen, the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, thanked everyone who contributed to the success.
“We did nine flights. Nigerians love their home, they are proud of their country, and this is what we saw on display during this period”, Okoyen said.