Ukraine: Group Seeks Collaboration With FG to Stem Social Media Misinformation

Mothers United and Mobilized (MUM) paid an inquiry visit to the Ministry of foreign Affairs to request first hand information about Government efforts to evacuate willing Nigerians from war torn Ukraine.

The concerned mothers also offer thier support to government to assist with the dissemination of information accurately and in a timely manner to stem the panic that is on social media presently.

The President and converner of the group, Boluwaji Onabolu disclosed this in Abuja on Wednesday

According to her, we have spoken with the ministry representatives and we believe that for any respond to be effective, it depends on accurate and timely information.

“We are very encouraged by the Federal government’s efforts especially to hear that the 1st 2 evacuation flights will leave today.  

We are concerned about news that our children are not being allowed to board the trains and urge that every effort is made to ensure that our children and all willing citizens return home safely she said .

Also speaking at the event, Co-convener, Sonye Alannah, said ,“I have a niece who is in Ukraine and she is very close to Polish border, when asked her to come back, she said no, because she’s very far from the capital and she is safe, unfortunately, she walked to Polish border, we hope she would be home by weekend”.

“For some people who are not ready to come back home, it is a question of faith and believes while some believed that it cannot happened but we will always pray for their safety”.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign affair, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda on his part said efforts are being made to evacuate Nigerians from the neighboring countries surrounding Ukraine,

“We can confirm that charter flights will depart on Wednesday,2, March, 2022 to pick up Nigerians evacuees back home .

He said the First batch of evacuees are expected to arrived on Nigeria on Thursday,3, March 2022 assured that they are working round the clock to see that Nigerians are brought back home safely”, he said.

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