President Muhammadu Buhari has
ordered the repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia after the World Cup.
Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, disclosed this on Monday. The affected Nigerians had travelled to Russia for the FIFA 2018 World Cup but got stranded after the competition.
The football fans got stranded in the country following the activities of some unscrupulous travel agents who cancelled their return tickets and abandoned them
to their fate.
The presidential aide observed that
already the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Aviation had in compliance with the President’s directive taken the necessary actions to bring the Nigerians back.
According to Shehu, 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.
It would be recalled that the Buhari administration had on several occasions ensured the repatriation of Nigerians from foreign countries like Libya and
other conflict zones.
Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos
state, reportedly paid for the return tickets of 50 Nigerians stranded in the Russia .