306 Nigerians Arrive Abuja From Hungary.
The fourth group of 306 Nigerians escaping the Ukrainian conflict has arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
The evacuees landed aboard Air Peace Airline around 12:35 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Nigerian News Agency.
The stranded Nigerians were safely evacuated thanks to the Federal Government’s involvement and the help of governments from Ukraine’s neighboring countries.
Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mustapha Ahmed, welcomed the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari had granted a gift of $100 to each of them.
Ahmed, who was represented by NEMA’s Director of Search and Rescue, Air Commodore Edward Adedokun, said the money would help them get to their various sites.
He said the returnees would be given a one-night stay to relax before continuing their journey back to their homes, while those whose relatives had arrived to pick them up would be allowed to return home.
According to NAN, NEMA staff, as well as representatives from other agencies involved in the airport’s welcoming, were on the ground to greet the returnees.