Following the Russian invasion on Ukraine, at least 130 Nigerians have been received from Ukraine at Bucharest, Romania in the past 24 hours, the federal government has said.
Reports gathered that 74 Nigerians were received at Budapest, Hungary and another 52 in Warsaw, Poland.
On Sunday, the federal government announced that Nigerians arriving from Ukraine through the borders in Romania and Hungary had been granted visa-free access.
In a statement released on Monday, Gabriel Aduda, permanent secretary, ministry of foreign affairs, said another batch of 200 Nigerians is expected in Budapest, the Hungarian capital, today.
According to the ministry, Nigerians who have arrived in Poland, Hungary and Romania will be documented for subsequent travel arrangements back to Nigeria.
“In the last 24 hours, officials of the Nigerian Embassy have received 130 Nigerians safely at Bucharest, Romania where they have been provided accommodation and will be documented, while we finalise arrangements to bring them back home,” the statement reads.
“Also, officials at Budapest, Hungary have received and accommodated 74 Nigerians safely, where they are being documented for subsequent travel arrangements back to Nigeria.
“We are expecting another batch of about 200 into the city of Budapest, tomorrow, Monday.
“In Warsaw, Poland we have received 52 Nigerians and 23 are being processed at the Polish Government Reception Point at Hala Kijowska, Milny 90, 37-552 Milny, which is near the border of Korczowa-Krakowiec.
“The camp is well organised with beds and beddings, food, heating, clothing and medicals for evacuees.
“We assure Nigerians that all hands are on deck and arrangements are being put in place to effectively evacuate our citizens, in safety and dignity.”