Nigeria has declared its intention in imposing severe sanctions against Russia for needlessly initiating the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama made this known in an interview with Channels TV on Monday night. In his words;
“On imposing (the) sanction, this is going to be a collective action. The United Nations has to act.
We are going to act and engage within the framework of the United Nations. So if the United Nations adopts and imposes sanctions against Russia, we will comply with UN’s resolution.”
Mr. Onyeama further slammed Putin for the unwarranted attack initiated by his country against Ukraine.
“We made that very clear; we condemned it. First of all, military force is not the solution. We have spoken up about the territorial integrity that we recognize the integrity of Ukraine,” insisted the minister. “Nigeria’s position on the resolution is very clear, that we do not condone this military intervention in another country.”
In the same vein, Nigerians have been caught in the Russia-Ukraine war, with the federal government frantic to get them out of Ukraine.
It directed Nigerians fleeing Ukraine to head to Hungarian or Romanian borders for easy access.
“For now, movement to the Hungarian Zahony border and Romanian Suceava, Tulcea, Satu Mare County, and Maramures borders is advised, as they approved visa-free access to all Nigerians coming from Ukraine and arrangement for accommodation and feeding before evacuation is arranged,” said permanent secretary to the ministry of foreign affairs Gabriel Aduda in a statement.