The Federal Government has promised to intensify its efforts to make sure that more Nigerians are evacuated from Poland and their welfare properly managed.
This was stated by the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission,Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa during a courtesy visit by the delegates from the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization, Poland, to her office in Abuja, to discuss the way forward for Nigerian students in Ukraine.
Dabiri-Erewa assured the delegates that the Ministry of Education and Foreign Affairs were collaborating to ensure that Ukrainian students are given the opportunity to continue with their studies back home in Nigeria.
In her words: “we are not saying pack your bags and come bag home, but we have to be partners for progress”.
Addressing the issues of the renewal and production of passports, the NiDCOM boss said there was an online portal for registration and renewal by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).
She also seized the opportunity to urge Nigerians in Poland and Ukraine to register their information, through the Commission’s website,for proper documentation.
Meanwhile, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Poland, Dr Tade Omotosho, commended the Federal Government through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission for the constant support, advice, guidance and provision of planes for evacuation during the Ukraine/Russian War.
Dr. Omotosho appealed to NiDCOM to intervene on the plight of Nigerians students in Ukraine and passport renewal.
He then expressed his willingness to collaborate with the commission by extending an invite for the commemoration of the anniversary of the Polish War by honouring the first Nigerian diasporan to partake in the war, Mr. Agboola Brown who moved to Poland in 1920.
The NiDO Poland Chairman plan to host a Trade and Investment Summit which focused on Agro-business.