The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed those that will be qualified for evacuation.
Recall that Naija News earlier reported that the evacuation of Nigerians stranded in Ukraine will begin from Wednesday, March 2nd.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, revealed this during a meeting with the Speaker House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday February 28.
He said that the Federal government had begun the process for the evacuation of Nigerians in Ukraine-Russia crisis and planes would be dispatched to facilitate it.
However, Onyeam stated that only those registered in the Nigerian embassies are qualified for evacuation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed in a statement by its spokesperson Francisca Omayuli, that arrangements are being made to begin the evacuation of Nigerians willing to return home through Romania, Poland and Hungary.
“Intending evacuees should kindly note that only persons documented with the Nigerian Embassies will be eligible for evacuation. Consequently, those yet to register for the exercise are advised to do so, as it is a mandatory requirement.”
The government also said those without passports will be issued Emergency Travel Certificates (ETC) to enable them travel back home.