Ukraine: 306 stranded Nigerians arrive Abuja from Hungary

The fourth batch of 306 Nigerians fleeing from the war in Ukraine has arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from Budapest, Hungary.

According to reports, the evacuees arrived via Air Peace Airline at 12:35 a.m on Sunday.

The stranded Nigerians were successfully evacuated following the intervention of the Federal Government with the cooperation of governments of countries neighbouring Ukraine.

Welcoming the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government, Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency, Mustapha Ahmed, said that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved that $100 be given to each of them.

Ahmed, represented by Director, Search and Rescue, NEMA, Air Commodore Edward Adedokun, added that the money was meant to assist them with their transportation to their various locations.

He said that a one-night accommodation arrangement had been made for the returnees to rest before continuing their journey to their homes, while those whose relatives had come for them were free to go home.

NEMA staff along with representatives of other agencies were involved in the reception at the airport, were on the ground to receive the returnees.

Source: NAN

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