Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama and Minister of State, Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, to commence the process of repatriating Nigerians who travelled to Russia for FIFA 2018 World Cup and got stranded after the competition.

The Presidency said Nigerian football fans got stranded in the country following activities of some unscrupulous travel agents who cancelled their return tickets and abandoned them to their fate.

It said Onyeoma and Sirika have in compliance with the president’s directive taken necessary actions 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 Mr Garba Shehu said.

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