Evacuation: Nigerian woman delivers baby aboard Emirate airline


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

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

A statement by the Head, Media and Public Relations, NIDCOM, Abuja, Mr. Abdur-Rahamn Balogun said she was currently on admission at a Hospital, in Dubai.

The Nigerian Ambassador to Dubai, Ambassador Rimi and staff of the Embassy are in touch with the mother and child who are in good condition.

Emirates Airline had to change to another aircraft which is now enroute to Lagos with 265 returnees on board.

The Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa congratulated Mrs. Amusan for another addition in her family and prayed she return safely to the country.

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

Photo: Chairman, NIDCOM, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

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