Nigerian government gives Ukraine returnees $100 each

Nigerians return from Ukraine

The Federal Government on Friday gave all returnees from Ukraine $100 (about N48,000) to ameliorate their sufferings.

Spokesman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abuja Abdur-Rahman Balogun said this in a statement on Friday.

The first batch of 450 Nigerians stranded in Ukraine returned home from Romania through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Balogun said that the returnees, mostly students, arrived Nigeria with Max Air flight 747 at 7:10 a.m.

He, however, said that the evacuees from Poland could not return on Thursday because their flight was rescheduled for Friday to arrive Abuja at 2.30p.m

He added that Air Peace aircraft left on Thursday to pick the passengers from Hungary, and was expected to arrive Abuja at 4.30 p.m.