Fed Govt Evacuates Additional 305 Nigerians From Ukraine


A NEW batch of 306 Nigerians yesterday returned home from war-ravaged Ukraine, according to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM).

The commission stated that they arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 00:30 a.m. aboard Air Peace Boeing 777-300 Flight APK7534 through Budapest.

The arrivals increased the number of Nigerians evacuated by the Federal Government to 1,112 as 807 others had earlier been evacuated in three batches as at Saturday.
NiDCOM stated also that the returnees were excited to be home after the uncertainty of fleeing from the war.
They applauded the speedy response of the Federal Government to their plight, NiDCOM added.

Many Nigerians and other nationals fled Ukraine into nearby countries since Russia launched a full-scale war on its neighbour on Feb. 24.

The Nigerian government approved the release of $8.5 million on Wednesday for the immediate evacuation of at least 5,000 Nigerians fleeing the Russian-Ukrainian conflict zone to Poland, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia.
NiDCOM has been at the forefront of the evacuation.



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