Nigeria's Federal Government has stated that stranded Nigerians in Ukraine will be evacuated beginning Wednesday.
Godfrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, made the announcement while also stating that the administration has finalized plans to airlift the first group of Nigerians on Wednesday.
The Speaker stated that the House of Representatives would provide the Ministry with all necessary assistance to ensure the successful evacuation of Nigerians stuck in Ukraine. When he welcomed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Godfrey Onyeama, to his office in Abuja on Monday for a meeting on the predicament of Nigerians entangled in the crisis between Russia and Ukraine, Gbajabiamila reaffirmed the legislature's position.
The evacuation, which was originally scheduled for Monday, has been rescheduled for Wednesday to allow the ministry, the House, and Nigerian foreign missions in Ukraine, Poland, and Russia to finish the formalities of moving Nigerians from Ukraine to safe borders with neighboring countries, according to Onyeama.
He said the ministry had finished paperwork for Nigerians to travel to safe border locations where they would be conveyed in buses to airports in neighboring countries, in collaboration with the missions.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.