The Ukrainian Government has announced that it has approved the humanitarian corridor and authorized the evacuation of Nigerian students from Sumy, Northeast Ukraine, as evacuation is expected to start on Monday.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Nigerian Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama on Sunday evening.
This comes as a host of African and Indian students have been stuck in the North-Eastern City as fighting rages on.
The Minister stated “with deep gratitude to Dmytro Kuleba Foreign Minister of Ukraine for approval given, as promised, to establish humanitarian corridor and authorize evacuation of Nigerian students from Sumy starting tomorrow.
He added that The big challenge is procuring buses, adding that the FG is doing everything to make it happen, citing a Great commitment by Nigerian Ambassador to Ukraine, Shina Alege.
On Saturday, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister had revealed that the Ukrainian Government indicated the procedure to follow in respect of the evacuation of Nigerian students in Sumy, which has been communicated to our Ambassador to Ukraine for action.