Nigerian Embassies Receive Over 256 Stranded Compatriots From Ukraine –FG

The Nigerian Embassies in Romania, Hungary and Poland have received
over 256 stranded Nigerians from Ukraine, while awaiting the arrival
of 200 more in the coming days.

Amb. Gabriel Aduda, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
disclosed this in a statement, on Monday.

“In the last 24 hours, officials of the Nigerian Embassy received 130
Nigerians safely at Bucharest, Romania, where they had been provided
accommodation and would be documented, while we finalise arrangements
to bring them back home.

“Also, officials at Budapest, Hungary, had received and accommodated
74 Nigerians safely, where they are being documented for subsequent
travel arrangements back to Nigeria.

“We are expecting another batch of about 200 in the city of Budapest,
tomorrow, Monday.

In Warsaw, Poland, 52 Nigerians and 23 others were being processed at
the Polish government’s reception point at Hala Kijowska.

“Milny 90, 37-552 Milny, which is near the border of
Korczowa-Krakowiec, is a camp that is well organised with beds and
beddings, food, heating, clothing and medicals for evacuees.

“We assure Nigerians that all hands are on deck and arrangements are
being put in place to effectively evacuate our citizens, in safety and
dignity,” he stated.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Government
had made arrangements with the authorities of the countries to grant
access-free visa to stranded Nigerians.

The Nigerian government had also advised its nationals to cooperate
with immigration officials at the border posts. (NAN)

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