Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Nigerians ready to be evacuated from Ukraine

As tensions continue to rise between Russia and Ukraine over the Crimea, the Nigerian Government has said it is closely monitoring events as they unfold, and would immediately evacuate its citizens if the need arises.

An estimated 7000 Nigerians are resident across Ukraine with at least 5000 of them studying in tertiary institutions across the country. 170 Nigerians are also studying in the Crimea, the flashpoint of the unfolding crises.

The Supervising Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Viola Onwuliri speaking with THISDAY in Abuja Tuesday night said the Ministry has been in constant touch with its Mission in Kiev since the crises started.

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