President Buhari orders immediate repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia
President Buhari has ordered the immediate repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia. A statement released by Senior special assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says the President ordered the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and the Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika to commence the process of repatriating Nigerians who travelled to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup but got stranded after the competition.
Recall that last week, LIB published a report about the Nigerian football fans who got stranded in Russia after falling victims of some unscrupulous travel agents who cancelled their return tickets and abandoned them to their fate.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Aviation have in compliance with the President’s directive taken the necessary actions to bring the Nigerians back.
According to Shehu, the President’s directive is in line with the policy of the current administration to ensure the welfare of all Nigerians in every part of the world.