FG evacuates new batch of Nigerians stranded in Ukraine


The federal government has evacuated one hundred and twenty three more Nigerians stranded in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of the country.

The evacuees returned to the country aboard an Air Peace plane which arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at about 1:20am on Friday.

“The 2nd flight of Evacuation comprising 122 persons plus an infant from Warsaw, Poland arrive the Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport today Friday, 11th March, 2022 at about 1:20am aboard Air Peace,” NIDCOM said in a tweet.

Following their arrival, the evacuees were subjected to the usual procedures such as documentation and test for COVID-19.

According to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM, the returnees are also expected to receive $100 each as transport fee from the federal government.

“Returnees are also getting free SIM cards loaded with 5,000 Naira airtime to allow them to reach their family members courtesy of a partnership between NiDCOM and Mtn,” NIDCOM added.

So far, 1,199 Nigerians have been evacuated from Ukraine since the efforts to help Nigerians flee the war-torn country started..

The evacuation process started on Wednesday, March 2, and four batches of Nigerians had earlier arrived in the country.

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