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FG Begs Nigerians Traveling to Russia for World Cup, not to Run Away During or After the Tournament

Valentine Chinyem

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The Federal Government has begged Nigerians traveling to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, not to run away to another part of the host country or other countries, during or after the tournament.

Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports, made the appeal in Abuja, while briefing newsmen.

Mr. Dalung said everyone traveling to Russia for the World Cup, would be required to obtain a clearance from the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

“What we have done is to ensure that every group traveling, the list must be submitted to NAPTIP and you cannot travel without clearance.

“In the past few days NAPTIP has made huge arrest of people who are running flaw of the rules of human trafficking.

“And this had confirm our fears that there are so many people who are not traveling to support the Super Eagles rather they have intention of embarrassing the country in Russia”, he added.

Further more, he appealed to fans to shun all activities that might tarnish the image of the country, while adding that the sister agency of NAPTIP in Russia is on alert monitoring such people.

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