The Nigerian Ambassador to Poland, Christian Ugwu, has told parents of Nigerian students who refused to board a flight that conveyed the 415 evacuees to Nigeria that, “they will be remaining at their own risk”.
Nigerians evacuees have only a 15-day visa in Poland, which the ambassador had made clear to the evacuees on arrival.
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The envoy, who warned the parents in an interview with journalists at the Polish Airport, said the parents should counsel their wards and children to come back.
“When the crisis in Ukraine subsides, they will be back to the country,” he said.
He explained that the embassy has been trying its best to convince the Nigerian students of the need for them to get back to Nigeria, than remaining in Poland to constitute a nuisance.
He said: “Remaining in Poland will be a difficult thing for them because we know what is obtainable in this place.
“So please, they should tell their children to come home, seeing that the federal government has made available flights for them to come home.”
Earlier this week, the envoy had in a video interaction with the students warned them against contravening the polish laws.
He said Poland is a country that has stringent laws that even the country’s president cannot get away with.
“In Poland, they have stringent laws. If not because of this crisis, you can hardly come out and see any black walking on the street, it’s difficult.
“They are discipline people here in Poland, they don’t care who you are, if you like be the president of the country, if you contravene any of their country’s law, they will arrest the person, and we blacks should try as much as possible to be very careful.
“I know you people must have been involved in a very serious problem while running for your dear lives.
“I’m here to assure every one of you that Nigeria is for you, we have made provisions that nothing should happen to you.”