The first batch of Nigerians who were evacuated from Poland due to the Russia-Ukraine war arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) boss, Abudu Dabiri- Erewa confirmed this via her Twitter page.
She noted that plans continue towards the successful evacuation of the remaining stranded citizens, adding that another flight from Hungary is also expected to arrive in the country soon.
The passengers, numbering about 450 from Romania, landed at the private jet terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by 7:10 am (WAT) via a Max Air flight on Friday. They are mostly students who fled Ukraine to 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. The Federal Government said they will be given some money to enable them to get to their destinations.
Friday’s flight, which was billed to arrive a day earlier, was delayed as the Federal Government cited a hitch in preparing passengers for the check-in process.