Fourth Batch of Nigerians Arrive Abuja from Hungary

The fourth set of Nigerian returnees fleeing from the war in Ukraine has arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from Budapest, Hungary.

The 306 evacuees arrived aboard Air Peace Airline at 12:35 a.m on Sunday.
The stranded Nigerians were successfully evacuated following the intervention of the Federal Government with the cooperation of governments of countries neighbouring Ukraine.

The third batch of Nigerians from Budapest, Hungary had arrived Abuja on Friday night March 4, 2022, at about 11:50 pm.

Welcoming the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government, Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency, Mustapha Ahmed, said that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved that $100 be given to each of them.

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NEMA staff along with representatives of other agencies involved in the reception at the airport, were on the ground to receive the returnees.

Ahmed, represented by Director, Search and Rescue, NEMA, Air Commodore Edward Adedokun, added that the money was meant to assist them with their transportation to their various destinations.

He said that a one-night accommodation arrangement had been made for the returnees to rest before continuing their journey to their homes, while those whose relatives had come for them were free to proceed home.


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