Buhari orders evacuation of stranded Nigerian fans in Russia

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Some of the stranded Nigerians in Russia

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered the evacuation of Nigerians stranded in Russia after the World Cup.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, stated this, following reports that some Nigerian fans who travelled for the World Cup were stranded.

The affected Nigerians, numbering 50, were allegedly swindled.

But Mr Shehu said the President has directed Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of Foreign Affairs and Hadi Sirika, minister of state for Aviation, to commence the process of repatriating the Nigerians.

The directive, according to Mr Shehu, is in line with the current administration’s policy to ensure the welfare of Nigerians in every part of the world.