The first set of 411 Nigerians, escaping the ongoing war in Ukraine, have arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.
The Nigerian airline- Max Air evacuating the citizens arrived in Abuja this morning at exactly 7:11 AM.
The federal government had on Wednesday, approved $8.5 million for the immediate evacuation of 5,000 Nigerians stranded as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war.
The government earlier scheduled the arrival of the first batch of evacuees for Thursday. But the flight was rescheduled.
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The evacuees were received at the airport in Abuja by Edward Adedokun, director search and rescue of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA); officials of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
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