Air Peace to airlift first batch of 364  stranded Nigerians from Ukraine on Thursday

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By Favour Nnabugwu
Air Peace is to airlift first batch of 364 stranded Nigerians from Ukraine back to Nigeria on Thursday, March 3, 2021
The airline and Max Air have been contracted by the federal government to bring back about 2090 stranded Nigerians who have fled from war torn Ukraine to neighbouring countries back to Nigeria.
According to the Chief Operating Officer, COO, Air Peace, Mrs Toyin Olajide, the first batch of 364 Nigerians will be brought into Nigeria from Poland on Thursday, March 3, 202.
 Confirming the contractual agreement yesterday , the Ministry of Foreign  Affairs Permanent Secretary said about 2090 Nigerians is expected to be airlifted from Hungry, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
The Permanent  Secretary said :
“Furtherance to our efforts to evacuate Nigerians from the neighbouring countries surrounding Ukraine, we can confirm that chattered flights will depart on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 to pick up Nigerian evacuees back home.”
“So far, we have the following records of evacuees received by Nigerian embassies at Hungry (650 person), Poland (350 persons), Roman (940 persons) and Slovakia (150 persons).”
“The First batch of evacuees are expected to arrive Nigeria on Thursday, March 3, 2022.
“Once again, we assure Nigerians that we are working round the clock to see that our citizens are brought back home safely”
Recall since the outbreak of war between Ukraine and Russia, Nigerians, mostly students , had called on the government to evacuate them from the country.

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