From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja
The Federal Government, has concluded plans to evacuate 429 Nigerians stranded in Ukraine, India and Israel.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, disclosed the planned evacuation in a statement by its Spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye.
Nwonye said: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that in continuation of the evacuation of Nigerian Nationals from different parts of the world, three evacuation flights are expected in the country on Thursday 13, August 2020.
“Ukraine Klasjet Airlines is expected to convey 100 Nigerians from Kiev, Ukraine to Abuja. The flight will depart Kiev at 1.00am (local time) and the estimated time of arrival in Abuja is 8.00am.
“More so, Air Peace Airlines is expected to convey 313 Nigerians from New Delhi, India to Lagos, and the estimated time of arrival of the special flight is 11.00pm,” Nwonye said.
Nwonye further said Ethiopian Airlines departed Tel Aviv, Israel, earlier today enroute Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Lagos, with 16 Nigerian Nationals on board, and the special flight was expected to arrive Lagos in the afternoon.