The first batch of Nigerians based in Ukraine has just arrived in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The Nigerians in Ukraine were evacuated following the ongoing war after Russian soldiers invaded the country.
A statement by the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) via their verified twitter account on Friday morning reads, “First batch of Nigerians living in Ukraine arrives the Nnamdi Azikwe international airport from Romania at 7:30 am.”
The federal government on Wednesday, approved $8.5 million for the immediate evacuation of 5,000 Nigerians stranded as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war.
A total of 411 evacuees and consular staff arrived in Nigeria.