The federal government of Nigeria has resumed the evacuation of its citizens in Sumy, Ukraine.
This recent development was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, yesterday.
This decision was following Russia announcement about the opening of humanitarian corridors to allow the evacuation of civilians from several Ukrainian cities experiencing heavy fighting, including the capital Kyiv and Sumy.
It was gathered that not fewer than 500 Nigerians were stranded in Sumy.
Onyeama’s tweet reads:
“Delighted and mightily relieved that the evacuation of our Nigerian students from Sumy has commenced. They are in our thoughts and prayers as they undertake the very long and hazardous trip to safety. In God we trust!”
The House also urged the Russian Government to ensure it immediately provides a safe corridor for the evacuation of all Nigerians and other nationals, particularly those trapped in Sumy in line with the Geneva Convention and other international protocols.
The resolution followed a motion of urgent importance moved by the Chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe.