-FG Takes Necessary Actions To Bring Back Stranded Nigerian Football Fans In Russia.
Following the recently concluded World Cup Tournament in Russia it has been gathered that many Nigerian football fans from Nigeria are currently stranded in Vladimir Putin’s Country after failed promises of Employment and football contract deals.
The Nigerians stranded in Russia are reportedly over 400. Hence, many of them spent days sleeping at the Moscow’s Vnukovo Airpot while some of them were driven out to stay outside the Russian Embassy in the Russia’s capital.
They all had bought fan ID’s which served as Visas throughout the Tournament for 250,000 naira with the hope of securing jobs and football deals
While for others, they only came to watch the world cup tournament but reported the bougus travel agencies refused them their return tickets, cancelling their flights back. and pocketed the money
Following this, Nigeria’s government has stepped in to repatriate scores of its nationals who were tricked into buying football World Cup passes to travel to Russia, the president’s spokesman said on Monday.
The director-general of Nigeria’s National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Julie Okah-Donli, said they were aware of the situation and were investigating.
While, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman Garba Shehu said in a statement that the foreign and aviation ministries had
“taken the necessary actions to bring the Nigerians back”.