Russia-Ukraine War: Nigeria commences evacuation of over 2,000 stranded citizens
The Federal Government says about 2,090 Nigerians have been received in Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia amid the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia.
This was confirmed in a statement issued by the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Abuja titled, ‘Nigerians in Ukraine – Evacuation Update 5’, on Wednesday.
The ministry Permanent Secretary , Gabriel Aduda, in the statement, said that some of the Nigerians, who fled the war in Ukraine to neighbouring countries, are expected to arrive in Nigeria on Thursday.
It partly read, “Furtherance to our efforts to evacuate Nigerians from the neighboring countries surrounding Ukraine, we can confirm that Chattered flights will depart on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, to pick up Nigerian evacuees back home.
“So far, we have the following records of evacuees received by Nigerian embassies in Hungary (650 persons), Poland (350 persons), Romania (940 persons) and Slovakia (150 persons).
“The capacity and route of the airlines are as follows: Max Air to Romania 560 persons, Air Peace to Poland 364 persons, and Air Peace to Hungary 360 persons.
“The first batch of evacuees are expected to arrive in Nigeria on Thursday, March 3, 2022.
“Once again, we assure Nigerians that we are working round the clock to see that our citizens are brought back home safely.”