Following reports of displaced Nigerians as a result of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs earlier today announced that Nigeria has commenced the evacuation of stranded citizens who fled Ukraine to neighbouring countries, following the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
Amb. Gabriel Aduda, stated that the stranded Nigerians would be evacuated from Romania, Poland and Hungary, via Max Air and Air Peace flights.
In his words, “Furtherance to our efforts to evacuate Nigerians from neighbouring countries surrounding Ukraine, we can confirm that chattered flights will depart today, March 2, 2022, to pick up Nigerian evacuees home.
“So far, we have the following records of evacuees received by the Nigerian embassies at Hungary: 650 persons, Poland: 350 persons, Romania: 940 persons and Slovakia: 150 persons.
“The first batch of evacuees are expected to arrive 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.
The following numbers were given as consular helplines in case of any emergencies or inquiries, +2349160847498, +2347010882907.