The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri Erewa has given an assurance that the commission would work on ensuring the repatriation of more stranded Nigerians in Lebanon.
Abike who gave the assurance in a tweet on Thursday revealed that 94 out of 150 Nigerians who were stranded in Lebanon have been repatriated adding that more would arrive in the coming days.
She thanked the Nigerian embassy in Lebanon who ensured that the girls were located, documented and secured travel clearance from the Lebanese Government.
According to her, all the returnees tested negative to the COVID-19 tests which were carried out 2 days to departure.
Nigerians Stranded in Lebanon
Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to Oyo State Governor on Diaspora Affairs, Hon Bolanle Sarumi was at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos to welcome some of the Oyo State trafficked citizens who were stranded in Lebanon.
She expressed thanked the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde who has promised to foot the bill to ensure all Oyo State citizens stranded in Lebanon are repatriated back to the State.
Furthermore, Hon Bolanle thanked the NIDCOM Chairman, Abike Dabiri for the role she played in ensuring the ladies arrived safely.
Also, she thanked the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for providing accommodation for the ladies.