Russia-Ukraine war: We’ve received 256 Nigerians in Romania, Hungary, Poland, says FG


The federal government says its diplomatic mission has received 130 Nigerians from Ukraine at Bucharest, Romania in the past 24 hours.


It said 74 Nigerians were received at Budapest, Hungary and another 52 in Warsaw, Poland.


Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia on Thursday, many residents, including Nigerians have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries.


On Sunday, the federal government announced that Nigerians arriving from Ukraine through the borders in Romania and Hungary have been granted visa-free access.


Giving an update on the development, Gabriel Aduda, permanent secretary, ministry of foreign affairs, in a statement released on Monday, said another batch of 200 Nigerians are expected in Budapest, Hungarian capital, today.


According to the ministry, Nigerians who have arrived in Poland, Hungary and Romania will be documented for subsequent travel arrangements back to Nigeria.


“In the last 24 hours, officials of the Nigerian Embassy have received 130 Nigerians safely at Bucharest, Romania where they have been provided accommodation and will be documented, while we finalise arrangements to bring them back home,” the statement reads.


 “Also, officials at Budapest, Hungary have received and accommodated 74 Nigerians safely, where they are being documented for subsequent travel arrangements back to Nigeria.


“We are expecting another batch of about 200 into the city of Budapest, tomorrow, Monday.


“In Warsaw, Poland we have received 52 Nigerians and 23 are being processed at the Polish Government Reception Point at Hala Kijowska, Milny 90, 37-552 Milny, which is near the border of Korczowa-Krakowiec.


“The camp is well organised with beds and beddings, food, heating, clothing and medicals for evacuees.


 “We assure Nigerians that all hands are on deck and arrangements are being put in place to effectively evacuate our citizens, in safety and dignity.”

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