306 Ukraine-based Nigerians evacuated from Budapest

The Nigerians evacuated from Budapest Hungary

The Nigerians evacuated from Budapest 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.

The evacuees arrived via Air Peace Airline at 00:35 a.m on Sunday.

“Another set of Nigerian evacuees arrive Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja at about 00:30 AM early today, Sunday March 6th, 2022 via Air Peace Boeing 777-300 Flight APK7534 from Budapest Hungary to Abuja”, NIDCOM stated.

The Nigerians frrom Budapest
The Nigerians frrom Budapest

The stranded Nigerians were 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, Mr Mustapha Ahmed, Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved that $100 be given to each of them.

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

He said that an accommodation for one night 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 involved in the reception at the airport, were on ground to receive the returnees.

“All excited to be home”, tweeted NIDCOM.

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