Ukraine: FG to evacuate only those documented with Nigerian Embassies

A file photo of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama.

By EZEKIEL OBI, Abuja –

The Federal Government on Wednesday said only persons documented with the Nigerian Embassies will be eligible for evacuation.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed this in a statement signed by the Spokesperson of the ministry, Mrs Francisca Omayuli.

Mr. Onyeama said that those without passports would be issued Emergency Travel Certificates to enable them travel back home.

The minister said that the affected evacuees would return home via Romania, Poland and Hungary.

He, however, said that those yet to register for the exercise needed to comply.

The statement read in part: “The Federal Government of Nigeria wishes to inform that arrangements are being concluded for the evacuation of the first batch of Nigerian nationals willing to return home”.

“Intending evacuees should note that only persons documented with the Nigerian Embassies will be eligible for evacuation.”

Mr. Onyeama gave the following contacts for documentation: Nigerian Embassy, Bucharest, Romania: +40786091964; +2348032882810(WhatsApp); email: headofmission@nigeriaembromania.gov.ng or info@nigeriaembromania.gov.ng

Nigerian Embassy, Warsaw, Poland, +48889410270; +48579201775; email: Nigeria.warsaw@foreignaffairs.gov.ng

Nigerian Embassy, Budapest, Hungary: +36308202903; +36308639203; email: embassy@nigerianembassy.hu or secretary@nigerianembassy.by.

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