The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Catriona Laing, has disclosed that the British government is exploring flight options to evacuate its nationals willing to leave Nigeria.
This is following what she described as a rapidly changing situation in the region and the recent airport closures as the number of Coronovirus cases rise.
Laing made the statement on Friday through the High Commission’s twitter page while adding that the commission has cut down on the number of staff and dependents.
The statement read: “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.”
However, she further explained that the commission’s Abuja and Lagos offices will keep its doors open to carry out essential work, including providing 24 hours consular assistance and support to the British nationals in the country.