Russia- Ukraine war: Buhari govt identifies ‘only Nigerians’ to be evacuated

The Federal Government has said only those documented with the Nigerian embassies would be evacuated, amid the crisis between Russia and Ukraine.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said Nigerians without passports be issued Emergency Travel Certificates to enable them return to Nigeria.

He disclosed this in a statement signed by the Spokesperson of the ministry, Mrs Francisca Omayuli, NAN reports.

Onyeama assured that affected Nigerians would be evacuated from Romania, Poland and Hungary.

The statement read in part: “The Federal Government of Nigeria wishes to inform that arrangements are being concluded for the evacuation of the first batch of Nigerian nationals willing to return home.

“Intending evacuees should note that only persons documented with the Nigerian Embassies will be eligible for evacuation.”

The Nigerian Nigerian Government had vowed to evacuate its citizens affected by the ongoing crisis between Russia and Ukraine.

To this end, the Federal Government has set aside $8.5 million for the process.

Russia has been bombing Ukraine since last week.

The Russian President, Vladimir Putin had described the invasion as a military operation.

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