BREAKING: First batch of Nigerians from Ukraine arrives Abuja

By AdvocateNews on 04/03/2022

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•Evacuees are mainly students. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV
•Evacuees are mainly students. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

The first batch of Nigerian evacuees from Ukraine has arrived in Abuja.

This is according to an update by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on its Twitter handle. 

The passengers, numbering about 450 from Romania, landed at the private jet terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by 7:10 am (WAT) via a Max Air flight on Friday. They are mostly students who fled Ukraine to Romania following Russia’s invasion of the Eastern European country.

They were received by government officials and are expected to undergo documentation after which they will head home and self-isolate in line with the COVID-19 protocols. The Federal Government said they will be given some money to enable them to get to their destinations.

Friday’s flight, which was billed to arrive a day earlier, was delayed as the Federal Government cited a hitch in preparing passengers for the check-in process.

Over a million people have fled Ukraine amid the conflict, according to humanitarian agencies. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

Asides from Romania, the pickup flights will evacuate Nigerians from Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary.

Officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had earlier said about 5, 000 Nigerians are eligible for evacuation from the warring region. The country will spend $8.5m on the exercise.

The government says the evacuees will be given some money to enable them to get to their destinations. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

Other flights are expected to arrive in the country in the coming days as nations battle to evacuate their citizens.

Negotiations are ongoing between the Russian government and Ukraine, days after the conflict broke out. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

Already, several African countries had moved their citizens, mainly students, from the conflict zone. Ghana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa were among the first set of nations to evacuate their citizens amid reports of racism by Ukrainian and Polish officials at the border posts.

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Posted 04/03/2022 11:04:52 AM

 

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