Putin’s War: FG Raises Alarms, Says Some Nigerians Trapped in Ukraine Are Not Willing To Return

Putin’s War: FG Raises Alarms, Says Some Nigerians Trapped in Ukraine Are Not Willing To Return

  • The federal government of Nigeria has cried out over decision of some Nigerians trapped in Ukraine
  • According to the government, some of the people trapped in the country are not willing to leave the country
  • Recall that Russia launched an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine over some unsubstantiated allegations

In what will amaze many people, the federal government has revealed that some Nigerians who are trapped over the war between Russia and Ukraine are not willing to return to the country.

This was disclosed by the minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, when he met with Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday, February 28.

FG says some Nigerians trapped in Ukraine are not willing to return
FG says some Nigerians who are trapped over the crisis between Russia and Ukraine are not willing to return to the country. Photo: Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila
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He said:

“We hope to start evacuation hopefully Wednesday although some do not want to come back. We are doing everything possible to ensure that come Wednesday we will dispatch planes for evaluation.”

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Daily Trust reports that some Ukraine-based Nigerians said that they knew those who were unwilling to return to Nigeria.

Treasure Chinenye Bellgam, a medical student in Kiev, was quoted to have said that the government’s gesture is good but:

“I am a believer in Christ Jesus and I have to ask God for direction whether to return to Nigeria or not.”
“Most Nigerians who are here on hustle are not willing to leave, they prefer to die here. It’s like after God has lifted you one step higher you want to go two steps backward, it’s like being demoted.
“But you need a lot of humility to go back to Nigeria because some people sold lands, cars, and the rest to come here and they have amazing stories.”

Russia-Ukraine war: What does Putin want?

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Putin does not want Ukraine leaning towards the West. In specific terms, he listed his demands in a list of security guarantees that the West has to agree to in order to lower tensions in Europe and defuse the crisis over Ukraine.

Among the demands is that Ukraine must not be allowed to join NATO. He also wants any NATO drills near Russia’s border halted. Putin also wants NATO to remove any troops or weapons deployed to countries that entered the alliance after 1997.

Those being indirectly referred to include Poland, the former Soviet countries of Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, and the Balkan countries.

Ukraine: FG secures visa-free access for Nigerians

In a related development, the governments of Romania and Hungary have approved visa-free access to all Nigerians coming from Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.

This good news was made public by the federal government through the ministry of foreign affairs in a statement on Sunday, February 27.

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In the statement signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, Nigerians in Ukraine were advised to flee to the Hungarian Zahony border and Romanian Suceava, Tulcea, Satu Mare County, and Maramures borders.

Source: Legit.ng

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