According to a report by Channels Television, the Presidency has described as unfortunate, the reports of Ukrainian police and security personnel refusing to allow Nigerians to board buses and trains heading towards the Ukraine-Poland border. “From video evidence, first-hand reports, and from those in contact with their wards and/or Nigerian consular officials there have been unfortunate reports of Ukrainian police and security personnel refusing to allow Nigerians to board buses and trains heading towards the Ukraine-Poland border,” Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu said in a statement on Sunday.
This is called racism. Racism rears its ugly head amid the war in Ukraine. Poland rejects refugees of color coming from Ukraine. As usual, instead of them insisting on their rights guaranteed under the United Nations Convention on Refugees, they want their government to come and escort them into Poland.
Article 31 of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees provides as follows:
Hope they get the help they need, but knowledge is power and ignorance is not bliss at all. The African youths can petition the countries that maltreat them in the United Nation. However, the truth is that no country will ever leave their nation to Carter for others. Although the information has it that Nigeria as a country has provided enough logistics to transport citizens to countries like Poland, Belarus, and others.
But it should be known that Ukraine has already declared a no-flight zone and therefore no nation can fly a plane to the country for evacuation. The only method of evacuation available is the method Instituted by many countries, that is, through the border to another country. It is even said that more than 100,000 Ukrainians have been taken as refugees in neighboring countries such as Poland and Belarus.