A Nigerian woman who has just delivered a baby barely 30 minutes after boarding the first flight returning stranded Nigerians in Dubai is said to be in the hospital as Mother and son are reported to be doing great.
According to a statement via the official Twitter handle of Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, the flight had to return back to Dubai following the development.
She wrote, “Wow! A Nigerian lady onboard the very first flight to return stranded Nigerians from Dubai, fell into labour,30 mins after take off. Flight had to return to Dubai . She is now in hospital. Mother, son, doing great. The flight on its way to Lagos with 265 returnees. ‘However, the lady is said to have given birth to a baby boy and the flight is already on its way to Nigeria.’
The woman was said to have fallen into labour barely 30 minutes into the flight. The NIDCOM chair said the pilots returned the flight to Dubai and changed the aircraft.
When asked whether the flight would still arrive in Lagos on Wednesday, Dabiri-Erewa said, “Yes, but it cost Emirates a lot. Our Ambassador in Dubai, Amb. Mohammed Rimi and officers at the Mission are in touch with the mum and son. Both are doing well.”