FG finally rescues 30 Nigerian ladies stranded in Lebanon

FG finally rescues 30 Nigerian ladies stranded in Lebanon

- Relief has finally found the 30 stranded ladies in Lebanon who earlier begged the federal government for evacuation

- NIDCOM said that the ladies were among the 150 Nigerians who were trafficked out of the country as it added that they have been taken to a better place

- Nigerian state governments will be welcoming them back as their flights were planned to take off in streams

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The federal government has finally moved to the rescue of the 30 Nigerian ladies who begged for help as they were stranded in Lebanon.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) said that the distressed Nigerians have been relocated to “a more safe place” pending their flights.

NIDCOM went ahead to give details, saying that the ladies were part of the 150 Nigerians stranded in Lebanon.

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The Lebanese ambassador to Nigeria, Houssam Diab, also made plans with the commission on how to help them.

A collage of President Muhammadu Buhari and the stranded Nigerians. Photo source: Premium Times/BBC

A collage of President Muhammadu Buhari and the stranded Nigerians. Photo source: Premium Times/BBC
Source: UGC

The ambassador said the 150 ladies will be sent to Nigeria in batches. The first set will be on Wednesday, August 12, while the second trip was set for Sunday, August 16.

The chief of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, praised the cooperation between the two countries as it also commended the Oyo state government for sponsoring 50 of the stranded people.

Below is therefore how the ladies will be sent to each state:

1. Oyo State - 41

2. Ogun - 21

3. Lagos - 12

4. Ondo - 18

5. Osun - 26

6. Imo - 3

7. Kwara - 9

8. Enugu - 1

9. Ekiti - 6

10. Kogi - 1

11. Edo - 1

12. Delta - 3

13. Ebonyi - 1

14. Benue - 1

15. Abia - 1

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16. Akwa Ibom - 1

17. Anambra - 1

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerians that were stranded in the United Kingdom expressed great frustration over how their evacuation is being delayed by the federal government.

The Nigerians said that the government does not have the right to keep its citizens out of the country for whatever reason.

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In a statement released on Sunday, April 26, by Olajoke Adesipe, a representative of the Nigerians, most of them are negative for coronavirus.

The Nigerians, therefore, appealed to Geoffrey Onyeama, the minister of foreign affairs, to urgently come rescue them.

“The action of the Federal Government shutting its airports against Nigerians in overseas is contrary to section14 (2) (b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” they said.

The stranded Nigerians asked the government to give them details on when they would be airlifted, the airlines that would do that and how much they would be paying for their flights.

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