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FG gives Ukraine returnees $100

The Federal Government on Friday gave all returnees from Ukraine $100 (about N48,000) to ameliorate their sufferings. This is contained in a statement by Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Head of Media and Public Relations,

The Federal Government on Friday gave all returnees from Ukraine $100 (about N48,000) to ameliorate their sufferings.

This is contained in a statement by Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Head of Media and Public Relations, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the first batch of 450 Nigerians stranded in Ukraine returned home from Romania through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Balogun said that the returnees, mostly students, arrived in Nigeria with Max Air flight 747 at 7:10 a.m.

Nigerian students, who just got evacuated from Ukraine amidst the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, reacts while disembarking from a chartered plane after landing at the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport Abuja, Nigeria on March 4, 2022. – A first batch of 415 Nigerian students who were studying in Ukraine were flown back home on Friday, according to an AFP reporter at the airport in the capital Abuja. (Photo by Kola SULAIMON / AFP)


He, however, said that the evacuees from Poland could not return on Thursday because their flight was rescheduled for Friday, to arrive in Abuja at 2.30p.m

He added that Air peace left on Thursday to pick the passengers from Hungary, and was expected to arrive in Abuja at 4.30 p.m.

Nigerian students, who just got evacuated from Ukraine amidst the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, disembark from a chartered plane after landing at the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport Abuja, Nigeria on March 4, 2022. – A first batch of 415 Nigerian students who were studying in Ukraine were flown back home on Friday, according to an AFP reporter at the airport in the capital Abuja. (Photo by Kola SULAIMON / AFP)