The United Kingdom has revealed plans to evacuate its nationals wanting to leave Nigeria.
Ms Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, disclosed this on Friday. She explained that the decision was as a result of the rapidly changing situation in Africa and recent airport closures over the coronavirus pandemic.
Laing noted that the commission had decided to reduce the number of the High Commission staff and dependents.
She explained that the missions in Abuja and Lagos will continue to be open so as to carry out essential work, including providing 24 hours consular assistance and support to the British nationals in the country.
“Given the rapidly changing situation in the region, the recent airport closures and recognising that it has become more difficult to get out in case of need, we have taken the decision to reduce the number of UK (United Kingdom) staff and dependents from our High Commission,” the statement read.