FG Evacuates 69 Nigerians Stranded In Lebanon
The Federal Government of Nigeria has successfully evacuated 69 Nigerians from Lebanon.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, made this known on Monday via his verified twitter handle.
Mr Onyeama said the 69 Nigerians were evacuated with the help of the Lebanese government. He revealed that those evacuated include 50 trafficked Nigerian girls and 19 others who could not leave the country because of travel restrictions.
He 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.
According to sources, the Nigerian government has so far successfully evacuated 1,039 Nigerians from the United States, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirate, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.