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 we brought you reports about how over 300 Nigerians are stranded in Russia. Apparently, they came in to the country for the World Cup games, in hopes to find jobs in Moscow, but got disappointed.
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.