President Muhammad Buhari has approved the sum of $8.5million dollars for the immediate evacuation of Nigerians stucked in the Russia-Ukraine war which begins today.
Russia invasion into Ukraine which started last week has made residents of Ukraine flee to neighboring countries like Poland, Hungary and others and this includes Nigerians mostly students studying there.
The Minister of State for Foreign affairs, Zubairu Dada stated the approval was given at the Federal Executive Council meeting which was presided by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.
“Whatever happens you can be rest assured we are going to run any number of shifts that it will involve. Don’t forget it will also involve taking care of those Nigerians that may decide not to come back. It also include some assistance for the feeding that may have been done by the missions under whatever arrangements. Even the missions themselves are also in dire situations. So, it’s a whole gamut of activities that are involved.”
He further stated that proper treatment has been demanded for Nigerians at bus stations and on queues “we have seen video clips making the rounds about the alleged treatment that had been meted out to black people who were on queues and in buses and all that. All these we have brought to the attention of the ambassadors and we have expressed our displeasure at this development and demanded that they do something about this.”