16 July, 2018

WorldCup2018: Pres. Buhari orders repatriation of stranded Nigerians in Russia



President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, to start the way toward repatriating Nigerians who flew out to Russia for the FIFA 2018 World Cup and got stranded after the opposition. 

The Presidency said Nigerian football fans got stranded in the nation following the exercises of some deceitful travel operators who dropped their arrival tickets and surrendered them to their destiny. 

It said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeoma, and the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, have in consistence with the president's order taken the fundamental activities to bring the Nigerians back.

“The Presidential directive is in line with the policy of the current administration to ensure the welfare of all Nigerians in every part of the world,” the statement by spokesperson Garba Shehu said.

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