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