FG evacuates 69 Nigerians stranded in Lebanon
The Federal Government has repatriated sixty nine (69) Nigerians from Lebanon, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed this on Monday.
Onyeama said the sixty nine (69) Nigerians were evacuated with the help of Lebanese government.
The sixty nine (69) persons were made up of fifty (50) trafficked girls and nineteen (19) stranded Nigerians.
Onyeama who disclosed this on his verified twitter handle, appreciated the assistance of the Lebanese government and the Lebanese community in Nigeria for a successful evacuation process.
“With financial and logistic support of the Lebanese Government and the Lebanese community in Nigeria, 50 trafficked girls and 19 stranded Nigerians were successfully evacuated from Lebanon and arrived Nigeria today.
“My profound gratitude to Amb. Houssam Diad, Lebanese Ambassador in Nigeria and Ambassador Goni Zannabura, Nigerian Ambassador in Lebanon,’’ he twitted.
The Nigerian Government had so far successfully evacuated 1,039 Nigerians from the U.S., the UK, the United Arab Emirate, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.