154 out of 230 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup have arrived the country on Friday night.
The stranded football fans including a nursing mother in her mid thirties came through Ethiopian Airline flight number ET-ALP.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, who was at the airport to monitor their arrival, said that President Buhari had directed that Nigerians, who were stranded in Russia after the 2018 World Cup tournament, should be evacuated immediately at the expense of the Federal government.
He said his ministry went into action immediately to facilitate the evacuation of the stranded Nigerians.
He said that 155 stranded Nigerians had been cleared to board an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja.
Onyeama said efforts are being made to ensure the return of the others that are still stranded.