Former senator representing the Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has advised Nigerians to settle for studying in government-owned universities, rather than face war and racism in their quest for education abroad.
He stated via his Twitter page that students “dying to study abroad” should instead “stay at home” and cope with incessant strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
“Those who are dying to study abroad, stay at home and get into federal or state university. It’s better to hustle with ASUU than war and racism,” he tweeted.
Sani’s tweet comes amid the reports of Nigerian students stranded in Ukraine which is facing an ongoing war with Russia.
In the meantime, Nigerians still in Ukraine will now be evacuated through the nation’s embassy in Poland amid a Russian invasion.
This is according to a notice from the Nigerian Embassy in Poland on Saturday.
“In light of the recent happenings in Ukraine, please be advised that for all Nigerians crossing over to Poland would have us waiting for them,” the notice said.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria is making necessary arrangements for the evacuation of those stranded in Ukraine through the Embassy in Warsaw, Poland.
“Please present this as your destination address with the Border controls 02-953, Kosiarzy 22B, 02-956 Warszawa
“The Nigerian Embassy staff and along with volunteers will be at the Polish-Ukrainian borders with buses and vans to pick up Nigerians from the crossing border points and locations below:
Szko?a Podstawowa w Lubyczy Królewskiej (zaplecze hali sportowej) ul. Jana III Sobieskiego 5, 22-680 Lubycza Królewska
?wietlica, Korczowa 155, 37-552 Korczowa
Hala Sportowa – Medyka 285, 37-732 Medyka
Szko?a Podstawowa w m. Krowica Sama 183, 37-625 Krowica Sama