30 Nigerian ladies who went viral over the weekend after pleading for assistance to return home from Lebanon where they had been trapped have been rescued by the Federal Government.
In the video, the ladies had pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari and other well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aid and rescue them.
In a statement released today by Gabriel Odu, spokesperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM, today, he said the ladies are currently in a more conducive apartment and would be repatriated between August 12 and 16.
”They will be part of One Hundred and Fifty others trafficked and stranded in Lebanon to be evacuated back to Nigeria. The Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria Mr Houssam Diab disclosed the evacuation plans when the Management of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM, led by the Secretary Egnr. Dr Sule Yakubu Bassi visited the Embassy in Abuja.
According to Ambassador Diab, the One Hundred and fifty girls will be returned home in batches.
He noted that the first batch of One Hundred and Ten(110) will leave Beirut, Lebanon on 12th, August, 2020 to Lagos while the Second Batch will be returned to Abuja on 16th, August, 2020.
A break down showed that 41 of the girls hailed from Oyo State; Ogun, 21; Lagos, 12; Ondo, 18; Osun, 26; Imo, 3; Kwara, 9; Ekiti, 6; Delta 3 while Enugu, Kogi, Edo, Ebonyi, Benue, Abia, Akwa Ibom and Anambra had one each.
Meanwhile, President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has reacted to the massive explosion that rocked Beirut, in Lebanon on Tuesday, August 4.
According to Trump while responding to the horrible blast that has reportedly claimed about 100 lives, it was ‘bomb of some kind’.
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