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Evacuation: Flight Delayed As Woman Delivers Baby Onboard




A plane conveying Nigerians evacuated from United Arab Emirates, (UAE), made a U-turn after the delivery of a baby on board an Emirates Airlines aircraft on Wednesday which led to the delay in arrival of the flight.

The incident was confirmed in a series of tweets posted by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission via its official Twitter account @nidcom_gov on Wednesday.

“A Nigerian lady, Mrs Kafayat Amusan, one of the stranded Nigerians travellers, returning from Dubai, UAE, has been delivered of a baby boy on board Emirates airline departing to Lagos.

“She put to bed, on board the plane ,30 minutes after departure ,which resulted in the plane returning back to Dubai after take off.

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“She is currently on admission at a Hospital, in Dubai,” the commission tweeted.

The Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa who also confimed the incident in a tweet, said that flight was on its way to lagos with 265 returnees.

Dabiri-Erewa tweeted, ”Wow! A Nigerian lady on board the very first flight to return stranded Nigerians from Dubai, fell into labor,30 mins after take off. Flight had to return to Dubai . She is now in a hospital. Mother, son ,doing great . The flight on its way to Lagos with 265 returnees.”

Dabiri-Erewa said Amusan will return to Nigeria after obtaining a birth certificate and other necessary travel documents for her baby boy.

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