President Muhammadu Buhari has accredited the open of $8.5million (N3,535,150,000.00) to facilitate the immediate evacuation of Nigerians caught up within the Russia-Ukraine battle.
The directive got right here following the approval of a joint memo introduced to the Federal Govt Council (FEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Wednesday, within the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Briefing newsmen after meeting, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Pattern Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk, joined by her counterpart Minister of Insist for International Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada, acknowledged the quantity is to evacuate no no longer as much as 500 nationals stranded because the crisis.
Following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, many residents, including Nigerians, had been compelled to hover to neighbouring countries.
The Nigerian authorities had acknowledged its diplomatic mission obtained Nigerians in Hungary, Poland and Romania.