President Muhammadu Buhari approves 8.5 million naira for evacuation of Nigerians in Ukraine.
Written by News Room on March 3, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved 8.5 million dollars to the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Humanitarian, Disaster Management, and Social Development, towards the evacuation of over 5,000 (registered and unregistered) Nigerians stranded in Ukraine.
This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada.
The minister told State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting that three aircraft would be dispatched to four countries.
According to him, the countries where the pickup flights would be headed include – Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania. Two flights from Air Peace and one from Max Air are expected to carry out the evacuation exercise.
They noted that the flights will embark on a number of shifts until the process is complete
—– First batch of Nigerian evacuees from Ukraine expected in Nigeria on Thursday.
In the meantime, the first batch of Nigerian evacuees from Ukraine is expected to arrive in Nigeria on Thursday.
This was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda.
According to the statement, chattered flights will begin picking up Nigerian evacuees back home from the neighbouring countries surrounding Ukraine on Wednesday.
Aduda assured Nigerians that the government is working round the clock to see that citizens are brought back home safely.