Foreign Affairs Ministry to commence repatriation of Nigerians stranded after the World Cup competition


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

This was contained in an information released by the Personal Assistant to Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, via his Twitter handle.

The Nigerian football fans got stranded in Russia following the activities of some unscrupulous travel agents who allegedly cancelled their return tickets without prior notice.

Ahmad also revealed that the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Aviation have, in compliance with the President’s directive, taken the necessary actions to bring the Nigerians back.

The President’s directive is coming after the Russian government had announced that it had granted visa-free entry for football fans till end of 2018.