- The Nigerian government has revealed when it will begin to evacuate citizens who are stuck in Ukraine
- According to Bashir Ahmad in a tweet on Wednesday, March 2, the first batch of Nigerians will return on Tursday, March 3
- The presidential media aide said the report was confirmed by the ministry of foreign affairs which is working with some local airlines
Abuja - The Nigerian presidency on Wednesday, March 2, gave good news on the plans to evacuate Nigerians who are stuck in war-torn Ukraine.
In a tweet by a presidential media aide, Bashir Ahmad, it was made known that the first batch of citizens will return home on Thursday, March 3.
Ahmad added that the Nigerian embassy in Hungary has received 650 citizens from Ukraine, 350 in Poland, 940 in Romania, and 150 in Slovakia.
The presidential media aide said this was confirmed by the Nigerian federal ministry of foreign affairs.
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The tweet read:
"UKRAINE: The first batch of Nigerian evacuees are expected to arrive in Nigeria tomorrow, Thursday, March 3, 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed.
"The Nigerian embassy in Hungary received 650 evacuees from Ukraine, 350 in Poland, 940 in Romania, and 150 in Slovakia."
Russian invasion: Nigerian volunteer fighters besiege Ukraine embassy in Abuja
In another report it was gathered that about 115 young men who are Nigerians, on Tuesday, March 1 offered to join Ukraine in its fight against Russia.
The men, who besieged the Ukraine Embassy in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, also put down their names in a register provided by the embassy.
Attempts to take their photographs were stopped by the embassy officials. The Second Secretary, Ukraine Embassy, Bohdan Soltys, confirmed the development, adding that no step had yet been taken to that effect.
Come and fight for us, Ukraine tells Nigerians, others as it opens entry to foreign war volunteers
Meanwhile, fighters from around the world who were interested in fighting for Ukraine in the ongoing invasion by Russian forces could go to the country.
This came Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s president signed a decree temporarily lifting the requirement for entry visas for any foreigner willing to join Ukraine’s International Defense Legion.