President Muhammadu Buhari has approved $8.5million to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Humanitarian, Disaster Management, and Social Development towards the evacuation of Nigerians in Ukraine.
Over 5,000 registered and unregistered Nigerians stranded in war-torn Ukraine are to be evacuated in the operation.
Zubairu Dada, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, disclosed this to newsmen Wednesday in Abuja.
Dada told State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting that three aircraft would be dispatched to four countries.
According to him, the countries where the pickup flights would be headed include – Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania.
Two flights from Air Peace and one from Max Air are expected to carry out the evacuation exercise.
The Minister said all agencies are fully resourced to ensure that aircraft leave on Wednesday to begin the evacuation.
They noted that the flights would embark on a number of shifts until the process is complete.