By Our Correspondent
No fewer than 2090 Nigerians are in refugee camps in Hungary, Romania, Poland and Slovakia.
This is as the Federal Government dispatched Max Air and Air Peace, two local airlines to evacuate them.
The break down of 2090 persons in the four countries according to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Gabriel Aduda, are Hungary 650, Poland 350, Romania 940 and Slovakia 150.
There are no fewer than 4,000 Nigerian citizens in Ukraine. The country is currently under Russian military attack. The Russian military onslaught started since Thursday.
The evacuation exercise which will commence today, according to the arrangement will see Max Air with capacity of 560 persons doing the Romania route, Air peace to Poland with capacity of 364 persons and Air Peace to Hungary with capacity of 360 persons.
Aduda said the first batch of evacuees will arrive the country on Thursday, 3rd of March, 2022.
He added, “once again, we assure Nigerians that we are working round the clock to see that our citizens are brought back home.”
Meanwhile, Hungary has started issuing a 31 day temporary resident permit to Nigerians.
This according to gathering may affect the number of persons that might likely be evacuated back home.
Likewise, a good number of Nigerian citizens, including students that have accessed Ukraine borders have moved to Belgium and other European countries.