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Towards the evacuation of over 5,000 (registered and unregistered) Nigerians stranded in Ukraine, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved $8.5 million dollars to the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Humanitarian, Disaster Management, and Social Development.

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada who disclosed this today after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, stated that three aircraft would be dispatched to four countries.

According to him, the countries where the pickup flights would be headed include – Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania.

Mr. Dada said all agencies are fully resourced to ensure that aircraft leave on Wednesday to begin the evacuation. They noted that the flights will embark on a number of shifts until the process is complete.

By oyonews

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