President Muhammadu Buhari has approved $8.5 million to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Management and Social Development for the evacuation of over 5,000 Nigerians (registered and unregistered) stuck in Ukraine.
This was announced by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zubairu Dada, on Wednesday.
The minister told correspondents at State House after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting that three aircraft would be dispatched to four countries.
According to him, the countries to which the pick-up flights will go are Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania.
Two flights from Air Peace and one from Max Air are expected to conduct the evacuation exercise.
Mr. Dada said all agencies are fully resourced to ensure the planes begin evacuating on Wednesday. The flights will fly a series of shifts until the process is complete.