The ambassador of Poland in Nigeria, Joanna Tarnawska, has disclaimed the reports that Polish nationals were allegedly denying Nigerians humanitarian access into Poland as residents fled from Ukraine in the face of the ongoing crisis.
This was contained in a series of tweets by a former presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party, Kingsley Moghalu, on Saturday.
“Deeply concerned about the fate of Nigerians in Ukraine and reports that Nigerians are being denied humanitarian access to neighbouring Poland, I contacted my good friend Joanna Tarnawska, Poland’s Ambassador in Nigeria whom I know to be a great friend of our country and Africa.
“She assured me this morning that the story is not true and that Nigerian nationals and Africans are being let into her country on humanitarian grounds,” Moghalu wrote.
While appreciating Poland for her support to Nigerians, Moghalu called on other nations to extend humanitarian assistance to Nigerians affected by the tension in Ukraine.
“I appreciate Poland’s support and urge all countries that are Ukraine’s neighbors to continue to extend humanitarian assistance to Nigerians affected by the horrendous situation in a Ukraine that has now become a theatre of aggression and armed conflict,” he tweeted.