Chartered Plane Conveying Nigerians To Lagos From Dubai Makes U-Turn

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A chartered plane conveying Nigerian returnees from the United Arab Emirates has made a U-turn after a pregnant woman reportedly went into labour, Channels TV is reporting.


The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, confirmed this to the television station.


The plane, which was scheduled to arrive at 3pm is now expected to land at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 7pm.


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Speaking on the development, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, confirmed the development on Wednesday at the daily briefing by the Presidential Task Force COVID-19 on Wednesday.


Onyeama said: “One of the passengers, a lady, had a baby on the flight, or went into labour.


“So the plane had to turn back.


“And I am happy to say mother and child are doing well in the hospital.


“And the arrival time has been rescheduled to 7pm this evening.”

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