Nigeria says 256 citizens received from Ukraine in Romania, Hungary, Poland
The Nigeria government said its diplomatic mission has received 130 citizens from Ukraine at Bucharest and Romania since Sunday.
Nigerians like other nationals are fleeing Ukraine for safety in neighboring countries following an ongoing invasion by Russia.
On Sunday, the federal government announced that Nigerians arriving from Ukraine through the borders in Romania and Hungary have been granted visa-free access.
The Nigerian Embassy said 74 Nigerians were received at Budapest, Hungary and another 52 in Warsaw, Poland, permanent secretary in the ministry of foreign affairs Gabriel Aduda said in a statement.
Aduda stated that another batch of 200 Nigerians are expected in Budapest, Hungarian capital, today.
The Nigerian government official said Nigerians who have arrived in Poland, Hungary and Romania will be documented for subsequent travel arrangements back to Nigeria.
“In the last 24 hours, officials of the Nigerian Embassy have received 130 Nigerians safely at Bucharest, Romania where they have been provided accommodation and will be documented, while we finalise arrangements to bring them back home,” Aduda said.
“The camp is well organised with beds and beddings, food, heating, clothing and medicals for evacuees.”
Aduda assured Nigerians “that all hands are on deck and arrangements are being put in place to effectively evacuate our citizens, in safety and dignity.”