- The Nigerian government is set to evacuate the first set of Nigerians caught up in the war between Russia and Ukraine
- Nigerians in Diaspora Commission disclosed that the evacuation would commence once the aircraft dispatched by Airpeace lands in Warsaw in a few hours
- According to the chairman of the commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, she is anxiously awaiting the first evacuation of Nigerians from Poland
One of the aircraft dispatched by Airpeace to evacuate Nigerians from Poland is expected to arrive at Warsaw in a few hours, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said.
The commission made the disclosure in a tweet shared by 6.35 am on Thursday, March 3.
It said the aircraft's expected time is 09.10 Nigerian time.
Reacting to the tweet made by the commission, the chairman of NDC, Abike Dabiri-Erewa quoted the tweet saying that she anxiously awaits the first evacuation of Nigerians from Poland.
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Nigerians in Ukraine raise concerns
However, replying to the tweet by the commission, some Nigerians made enquiries about various situations and challenges they were facing as a result of the war between Russia and Ukraine.
Adedipsy Kay asked for the exact location where the evacuation will take place as she explained that she would like to join alongside her friends.
"I and my friends are in Poland and want to join the evacuation.. How can we join the evacuating plane?.. What's the location to go to ?"
For Eman with the handle, @Eman_gad3, Nigerians in Hungary are also expecting an evacuation by the Federal Government.
Another Nigerian added that some students are trapped in Sumy state and have difficulty heading towards the border between Ukraine and Poland.
Russian invasion: Nigerian volunteer fighters besiege Ukraine Embassy in Abuja
Some Nigerians are interested in helping Ukraine overcome the invasion of its country by Russian forces.
The Ukrainian embassy in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has been besieged by young Nigerians interested in helping Ukraine.
The situation is the same in several countries as Britons, Americans and Canadians have also offered to help Ukraine.
Nigerian Embassy evacuates Ukraine-based citizens from Polish borders
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian embassy in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, has begun the evacuation of Ukraine-based Nigerians from Polish borders.
The evacuation was led by C.O. Ugwu, Nigeria’s ambassador to Poland, and commenced on Saturday, February 26.
Several of the evacuees reportedly said they were received by embassy staff at the borders, and thereafter moved to Warsaw, adding that they got good treatment, feeding, and accommodation.