The Federal government through the Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has rescued the thirty Nigerian ladies who have been stranded in Lebanon.
Naija News learnt that the ladies in the viral video over the weekend pleaded with President Buhari and other well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aid and rescue them.
The statement signed by its Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, Gabriel Odu said the rescue came after video footage of the stranded Nigerians making an appeal to the Federal Government and well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aid went viral on the Internet
“They will be part of 150 others to be evacuated to Nigeria after they were trafficked and left stranded in Lebanon.
“The Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Houssam Diab disclosed the evacuation plans when the Management of NIDCOM, led by the Secretary, Dr Sule Bassi, visited that country’s mission in Abuja,” Odu said in the statement. He quoted Diab as saying that the 150 girls would be returned home in batches with the first group of 110 people leaving Beirut for Lagos on Aug. 12. The second batch is expected to arrive Abuja on Aug. 16.
“The diplomat commended efforts of the Lebanese Community and the Oyo State Government who is sponsoring the return of 55 of the girls,” he said.
here is a series of tweets below by NIDCOM confirming the release of those girls
Their new location as we await their return pic.twitter.com/zgBUGQ7Wos
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) August 4, 2020
30 STRANDED NIGERIANS IN LEBANON RESCUED; AMONG 150 AWAITING EVACUATION.
Abuja, Tuesday July 4th, 2020.
30 Nigerians in a video appealing for help have been rescued by the Nigerian Mission in Lebanon, and have been relocated to a more conducive apartment.#Thread pic.twitter.com/3qrg8nlDJR
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) August 4, 2020
Amb Houssam Diab @DiabHoussam commended the efforts of the Lebanese Community and the Oyo State Governor @seyiamakinde who is sponsoring the return of Fifty-five(55) of the girls and also appreciate the close follow-up by the Chairman/CEO of NiDCOM, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) August 5, 2020