Another batch of 306 Nigerians evacuated by the Federal Government back home as a result of the hostilities in Ukraine have arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

They were brought home onboard Air Peace from Budapest, Hungary where they had crossed over to safety from Ukraine and the flight landed at 12:35 Sunday morning.

This is the 4th batch of returnees in the on-going evacuation approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other agencies attended to the returnees.

While welcoming the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government, Director General of NEMA Mustapha Habib Ahmed informed them that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved their evacuation back home to safety and also provided a sum of USD$100 to be given to each of them in aid of their transportation to their various locations.

The DG NEMA who was represented by the Director Search and Rescue, Air Commodore Edward Adedokun further informed the returnees that arrangement had also been made for a night accommodation for them to rest before continuing to their homes.

However, those that their relations had come to pick them home were free to go.

The total number of Nigerians evacuated back home from the war torn Ukraine so far is now over 1100.

 

RADIO NIGERIA

 

 

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