Welcome To NaijaSky


Author Nigerian World Cup fans stranded in Russia arrive Abuja  (Read 17 times)

Description:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Isaac Adeniran

  • Online Advertiser and Marketer
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 13275
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Nigerian World Cup fans stranded in Russia arrive Abuja
« on: July 21, 2018, 02:07:12 AM »
Nigerian World Cup fans stranded in Russia arrive Abuja



A nursing mother and 154 out of 230 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup arrived the country on Friday night.

The stranded football fans including a nursing mother in her mid-thirties came through Ethiopian Airline flight number ET-ALP that arrived Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja at about 9.12 pm on July 20.


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, who was at the airport to monitor their arrival, lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort to ensure their safe return.

He said that Mr President had directed that Nigerians, who were stranded in Russia after the 2018 World Cup tournament, should be evacuated immediately.

According to him, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been monitoring the process of the evacuation, which is under the coordination of the Mission of Nigeria in Moscow.

He said that 155 stranded Nigerians had 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 evening.

Onyeama said he had been working very closely with the Minister of State for Aviation following President Buhari’s directive on the exercise.

He recalled that some Nigerian football fans who were stranded had besieged the Embassy of Nigeria in Moscow on July 12.

“They were among the fans who travelled to the Russian Federation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Tournament and were stranded after the events due to lack of funds for their upkeep.”

The minister explained that there was also an allegation that some airline travel agents cancelled return tickets of their customers without informing them.

He said that Mr President, however,  gave the directive that they should be evacuated with immediate effect at the expense of the government.



Linkback: http://naijasky.com/politics/1758/nigerian-world-cup-fans-stranded-in-russia-arrive-abuja/37878/
Earn Offline Income for Online Marketing  Local Businesses Listing and Products Display

NaijaSky



Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via twitter

clip
Amina Yuguda, Nigerian journalist wins BBC World News award

Started by graciebella

0 Replies
195 Views
Last post September 20, 2017, 04:20:24 AM
by graciebella
clip
Senate urges Nigerian govt to observe October 17 as World Poverty Day

Started by graciebella

0 Replies
287 Views
Last post October 17, 2017, 05:34:52 AM
by graciebella
clip
Nigerian Youths wake up

Started by Ade Omo Ade

0 Replies
689 Views
Last post April 10, 2013, 02:25:30 AM
by Ade Omo Ade
clip
Nigerian man jailed for murder in UK

Started by graciebella

0 Replies
140 Views
Last post October 16, 2017, 04:11:51 AM
by graciebella
clip
So Painful as the Nigerian Senate Mourns Again

Started by naijatowns

0 Replies
160 Views
Last post September 11, 2017, 06:25:10 AM
by naijatowns
xx
A lot of Nigerian youths, not all, are lazy – Presidency

Started by Isaac Adeniran

3 Replies
55 Views
Last post April 20, 2018, 02:10:56 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
clip
Obama meets new Nigerian president

Started by Success Writer

0 Replies
1503 Views
Last post July 20, 2015, 12:18:08 PM
by Success Writer
 
Name: Email:
Verification:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image
Type the letters shown in the picture:
Three plus three=sixty or six:
Nigeria Capital is Lagos or Abuja:
How many letters in the word MAN, four or three:

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
0 Replies
75 Views
Last post April 25, 2018, 05:08:18 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
0 Replies
27 Views
Last post June 13, 2018, 06:40:16 AM
by Isaac Adeniran
0 Replies
13 Views
Last post July 20, 2018, 07:54:41 AM
by Isaac Adeniran