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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Ambode rescues 50 Nigerian football fans stranded In Russia

Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode rescued 50 Nigerian football fans, stranded in Moscow, Russia, at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup ™.


Before Ambode's intervention, officials of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) knew that more than 50 Nigerians were stranded, but could not help them.


Eyewitness Nnamdi Odimegwu revealed it in a social media post, noting that more than 50 Nigerians were struggling to return home because they did not have return air tickets. Odimegwu, however, said relief came to them when Ambode, who is a member of the federal government delegation to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, met them at the airport.


According to him, this is not a political campaign for him, but simply appreciate a good gesture from one of our noble politicians in Nigeria.

The message read in part:

"I made a pickup appointment today at Moscow Airport and I had the rare privilege of meeting with the governor of Lagos State, Nigeria's most populous and commercial hub. . "I introduced myself quickly while waiting for my pickup.

We had a little conversation and exchanged knowledge and wisdom while I waited. "He said goodbye to me when his pickup was coming in. After a few minutes my pick-up arrived too, so we left for the car park and as soon as we got out of the airport I saw a crowd of over 50 Nigerians who had been stranded at the airport between 10 and 15 days now.

In the middle was this same man, Ambode. As soon as he saw me, he quickly caught my eye to help him. It was a pitiful state and many pleasant and unpleasant words were exchanged. "So, Ambode did something that surprised me.

He showed his solidarity and quickly promised to send all 50 Nigeriens stranded and assigned me to supervise the transfers and the purchase of new tickets to send them home. "He confirmed that 19 of these 50" are already on the air in Lagos Nigeria. The remaining 31 leave tonight. Ambode also fed them by giving them money to eat while they waited for their tickets to go home.

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