- The Lebanese government has suspended the issuance of working visas to Nigerians
- The Lebanese embassy made the decision following the video of a Nigerian lady auctioned by a non-Lebanese person on social media
- The embassy has also evacuated 69 out of 79 Nigerians allegedly stranded and abused by their bosses
The head of media and public relations unit of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abdur-Rahman Balogun, has said the Lebanese embassy has suspended the issuance of working visas to Nigerians.
He said the decision was made following the video of a Nigerian lady auctioned by a non-Lebanese person on social media.
Balogun said that the Lebanese ambassador to Nigeria, Houssam Diab, told the chairman of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, that the embassy has suspended the issuance since May 1.
According to Ambassador Diab, 69 out of 79 Nigerians allegedly stranded and abused by their bosses have been evacuated from Lebanon to Nigeria.
It was earlier reported that the Nigerian lady put up for sale by a Lebanese, Wael Jerro on Facebook, had been rescued. 31-year-old Ariowolo Olamide Temitope had been offered for sale for $1,000 in Lebanon.
Meanwhile, the lady has refused to return to Nigeria.
Dabiri-Erewa said the lady has secured another job in Lebanon. “Not even the plea by her state government, Oyo state could make her change her mind as she insisted on staying back," she stated.
In other news, a Nigerian man who arrived Canada as a student five years ago has taken to Twitter to share his success story.
The man identified as Tunde Omotoye said he arrived Canada five years ago as a student who was unsure of what the future had for him in the North American country.
Despite the uncertainty, he revealed that he has launched his own company five years after leaving the shores of Nigeria.
According to Omotoye, his company's aim is to help immigrants like him navigate their immigration and career journeys confidently and swiftly.
He tweeted: "5 years ago, I arrived Canada. A student unsure of what the future had for me in Canada.
"Today, I launched a Canadian company that will help immigrants like me navigate their immigration and career journeys confidently and swiftly.
"Pay close attention to my journey."
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