First Batch of Nigerians From Ukraine Arrive Abuja Int’l Airport

The first batch of Nigerians evacuated from Ukraine amid the Russian invasion have arrived in Abuja.

They arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at 7:11am on Friday via Max Air.

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.

The government earlier scheduled the arrival of the first batch of evacuees for Thursday.

But the flight was rescheduled.

The evacuees were received at the airport in Abuja by Edward Adedokun, director search and rescue of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA); officials of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

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A total of 411 evacuees and consular staff arrived in Nigeria.


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