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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