The first batch of Nigerian evacuees from Ukraine has arrived in Abuja.
This is according to an update by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on its Twitter handle.
First Batch of Nigerians from #Ukraine arrive Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja from Romania at 7:10 am.@NigeriaGov @abikedabiri @toluogunlesi @MobilePunch @LeadershipNGA @nannews_ng @NTANewsNow @APCUKingdom @thecableng #NigeriansInUkraine #Ukraine pic.twitter.com/iGWKdXCzq9
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) March 4, 2022
The passengers, numbering 416 from Romania, landed at the private jet terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 7:10 am (WAT) on Friday. They are mostly students who fled Ukraine into Romania following Russia’s invasion of the Eastern European country.
They were received by government officials and are expected to undergo documentation after which they will head home and self-isolate in line with the COVID-19 protocols.