A nursing mom and 154 out of 230 Nigerian football followers stranded in Russia immediately after the 2018 FIFA World Cup arrived the state on Friday night.
The stranded football followers including a nursing mother in her mid thirties arrived by means of Ethiopian Airline flight amount ET-ALP that arrived Nnamdi Azikwe Worldwide Airport Abuja at about 9.12 p.m on July 20.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, who was at the airport to check their arrival, lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s hard work to make sure their protected return.
He stated that that the President directed that Nigerians, who were stranded in Russia just after the 2018 Globe Cup event, must be evacuated straight away.
According to him, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been monitoring the course of action of the evacuation, which is beneath the coordination of the Mission of Nigeria in Moscow.
He stated that 155 stranded Nigerians have been cleared to board an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja.
”The aircraft departed Domodedovo Airport in Moscow with the stranded Nigerians in the afternoon and arrived in Abuja this night.
Onyeama reported he had been performing pretty intently with the Minister of State for Aviation subsequent President Buhari’s directive on the workout.
Some Nigerian football enthusiasts who had been stranded had besieged the Embassy of Nigeria in Moscow on July 12.
”They had been among the enthusiasts who travelled to the Russian Federation for the 2018 FIFA Earth Cup Event and had been stranded after the gatherings because of to absence of funds for their repairs.”
The minister described that there was also an allegation that some airline journey brokers cancelled return tickets of their shoppers without the need of informing them.
He said President Buhari, nevertheless, gave the directive that they really should be evacuated with immediate effect at the price of the governing administration.
Onyeama commended the superior gesture of Mr President, saying people stranded ended up never ever element of govt delegates to Russia.
According to him, the Nigerian Mission experienced been supportive by earning preparations for the feeding and lodging of the stranded Nigerians in hostels around Moscow.
One of the returnees, Bamidele Fatai was full of praises to President Buhari for earning their journey attainable.
He also thanked the Nigerian Mission in Moscow for supplying them needed assistance.
A different returnee, who spoke on condition of anonymity, mentioned he was swindled by an agent who cancelled his return ticket.
He mentioned he was in Moscow to help the Nigerian Soccer Team and to capture entertaining only to discover that his ticket experienced been cancelled when he was completely ready to return home.