Federal Government says plans are underway to evacuate more Nigerians trapped in Ukraine.
According to the Foreign Minister, Geoffery Onyeama, the evacuation will take place under the humanitarian corridor.
On Monday, Russia announced the opening of humanitarian corridors to allow the evacuation of civilians from several Ukrainian cities experiencing heavy fighting, including the capital Kyiv.
Onyeama, who disclosed this via his verified Twitter handle @GeoffreyOnyeama, appreciated his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba for granting the request of the Nigerian government for evacuation.
“Deep gratitude to @DmytroKuleba, Foreign Minister of Ukraine for approval given as promised, to establish a humanitarian corridor.
“And authorise evacuation of Nigerian students from Sumy starting tomorrow.
“The big challenge is procuring buses. We are doing everything to make it happen. Great commitment by Nigerian Ambassador, to Ukraine, Shina Alege,” Onyeama tweeted.
Meanwhile, the federal government has so far evacuated 807 Nigerians from Ukraine amid the raving war.