A Nigerian woman, Mrs Kafayat Amusan, one of the stranded Nigerians in Dubai, UAE, has been delivered of a baby boy on board Emirates airline departing to Lagos.
This was according to a statement released by Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
She reportedly put to bed on board the plane, 30 minutes after departure, which resulted in the plane returning back to Dubai after take off.
Emirates Airline had to change to another aircraft which is now en route to Lagos with 265 returnees on board.
Hon. Abike Dabiri 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 a birth certificate and other necessary travel documents for her baby boy.
“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” she tweeted.
The Nigerian Ambassador in Dubai, Ambassador Rimi and staff of the embassy are in touch with mother and child.