••• causes flight to return back to Dubai hospital.
One of the 265 Nigerians to be evacuated from Dubai back has put to bed shortly after the plane departed.
Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa who confirmed story to newsmen said the woman was delivered of a baby boy and both son and mother were doing well at a hospital in Dubai.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, had said 265 Nigerians would arrive in Lagos from Dubai on Wednesday as part of efforts to bring Nigerians willing to come back into the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the source, a woman, however, gave birth an hour into the about eight hours trip and the pilots had to return the plane to Dubai to disembark the mother and the newborn.
Efforts to reach the minister proved abortive but when contacted, the NIDCOM chair said, “A Nigerian lady, one of the stranded Nigerian travellers returning from Dubai, has been delivered of a baby boy. She was delivered onboard which resulted in the plane returning back to Dubai after take off. She is currently being admitted at a hospital in Dubai.
However, Reactions have trailed this event from different Nigerians as some opined that the baby might have seen what the future holds if registered as a Nigerian, especially considering the hardship and bad governance in the country.