The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to urgently evacuate Nigerian students in Ukraine following the worsening conflict with Russia.
The resolution followed the adoption of a motion of Urgent Importance to evacuate Nigerian Students in Ukraine sponsored by Hon. Ahmed Munir, who solicited for the House intervention.
The House mandated the Majority Leader, Hon. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa and Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Hon. Buba Yakub to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA) with the view to airlifting the students back to Nigeria without further delay.
The House also mandated the Majority Leader and his team to travel to
Ukraine on Friday and come back with as many Nigerian students as possible by Monday.
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The House also resolved that if nothing comes of this arrangement, then it would work with local airline, Air Peace, to see how the students can be brought home in a manner that would be devoid of bureaucracy and bottlenecks.
The House mandated the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ascertain the exact figures of Nigerians affected by this conflict and put in place a comprehensive monitoring, evaluation and evaluation mechanism.
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