The Federal government of Nigeria has issued a statement to Nigerian citizens who are living in Ukraine, advising them to take responsibility of their own safety and security.
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With a “full-scale invasion” of Russian into Ukraine is underway, the governments of other nations like UK, US, Belgium, etc, urged their citizens living in the Eastern Europe to vacate Ukraine while commercial airlines were still available.
But FGN is giving their own update to her citizens, hours after Vladimir Putin announced a military operation into Ukraine., and moments later, there were reports of Multiple explosions in Ukraine, which made the Ukrainian government to declare state of martial law.
Reacting to the news, the Embassy urges Nigerian nationals resident in Ukraine to remain calm but be very vigilant and be responsible for their personal security and safety.
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This was contained in a statement which reads;
The Embassy wishes to add that should any of Nigerian nationals considers the situation as emotionally disturbing, such nationals may wish to temporary relocate to anywhere considered safe by private arrangements.
They should, however, ensure that they do all the needful to validate all their resident documents for ease of return to the country when desired.
In addition, in case of students seeking such temporary relocation, they are enjoined to seek proper clearance and guarantee from their respective institutions, authorities/agents on the way forward in respect to their studies during this period and/or thereafter.
For those who still consider it appropriate to remain in the country, be assured that the embassy remains open for its consular duties and responsibilities at all times. It will always avail you of updates when necessary.”