Hungary, Romania accept fleeing Nigerians from Ukraine


The governments of Hungary and Romania have approved no visa access to Nigerians coming from Ukraine into their countries in view of the war situation between Russia and Ukraine.

The Federal Government gave the indication saying that arrangements for accommodation and feeding before evacuation had been made.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the disclosure in a statement signed by its Permanent Secretary, Gabriel Aduda, on Sunday in Abuja.

According to the ministry, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, engaged with his Ukrainian counterpart to alleviate the sufferings of stranded Nigerians.

Onyeama stated, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is fully abreast of all the challenges Nigerians crossing into countries bordering Ukraine, especially the Polish border, are facing and we are taking adequate measures to assuage these challenges.

“The Minister of Foreign Affairs has spoken with his counterpart, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine on these unsavoury development.

“And, both are working on alleviating the suffering of Nigerians, including deploying the International Organisation for Migration to the border to ensure easier access to all Nigerians and other nationals.

“For now, movement to the Hungarian Zahony border and Romanian Suceava, Tulcea, Satu Mare County and Maramures borders is advised as they have approved visa free access to all Nigerians coming from Ukraine and arrangements for accommodation and feeding before evacuation is arranged.

“Parents, guardians and wards of Nigerians in Ukraine are please enjoined to remain calm as the Federal Government of Nigeria is working very hard to get them all home safely.”

– NAN.



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