The Nigerian Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the release of N3.5 billion ($8.5million) to enable the immediate evacuation of Nigerians who were stranded in Ukraine due to Russia’s invasion of the Eastern European country.
This is coming after the approval of a joint memo presented to the Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided over by Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaking to the newsmen, after the meeting, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, noted that the approved amount is for the evacuation of at least 5000 nationals stranded as a result of the crisis.
It was also confirmed by a Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, who share the news via a tweet posted on his official Twitter handle.
See his tweet below:
The Russia-Ukraine crisis has left many residents, including Nigerians, forced to flee to neighbouring countries like Hungary, Poland and Romania.
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