306 Evacuees Return To Nigeria.
A total of 306 Nigerians have been evacuated to Nigeria by the Federal Government as a result of the hostilities in Ukraine as they arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, 2:35am. On Sunday, march 6th 2022.
They were brought home onboard Air Peace from Budapest, Hungary where they had crossed over to safety from Ukraine.
This is the 4th batch of returnees in the on-going evacuation approved by President Muhammadu Buhari as The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other agencies are presently attending to the returnees.
While welcoming the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government, Director General of NEMA Mustapha Habib Ahmed informed them that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved for the evacuation back home to safety and also provided a sum of USD$100 to be given to each of them in aid of their transportation to their various locations.
The DG NEMA who was represented by the Director Search and Rescue Air Commodore Edward Adedokun further informed the returnees that arrangement has also been made for a night accommodation for them to rest before continuing to their homes while others are being picked up by their relations.
The returnees were received on behalf of the Federal Government by the Director General of NEMA Mustapha Habib Ahmed who was represented by the Director Search and Rescue Air Edward Adedokun along with representatives of all stakeholders involved in the reception at the airport.
The total number of Nigerians evacuated from Ukraine’s neighbouring countries so far is now sum up to one thousand and eighty five persons.