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Corona Virus : Our mission in Nigeria to remain open, says British envoy

By John Okeke

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria , Catriona Laing has said despite the changing situation in Nigeria caused by the CoronaVirus pandemic , its offices in Nigeria will remain open .

He made this know in a statement made available to The Authority and endorsed by the envoy .

“Given the rapidly changing situation in the region , the recent airport closures, and recognizing that it has become more difficult to get people out in case of need . We have taken decision to reduce the number of U.K. Staff and dependents from our high commission.

“Our missions in both Abuja and Lagos will remain open , continuity to carry out essential work including providing 24/7 consular assistance and support to British nationals in Nigeria,” he said.

According to him , “we are exploring a range of options for sending staff and dependents home , as there are no commercial options available . We are also exploring options flight for any British nationals who remain in Nigeria and wish to return to the United Kingdom .”

“Please continue to check our travel advice which is updated with the latest information,” he added.

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