150 Stranded Nigerians to leave Lebanon in batches next week – Diab

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Houssam Diab has stated that One Hundred and fifty girls will return to Nigeria in batches, 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.

The Ambassador disclosed this 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 on Tuesday. The Secretary to Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Dr Bassi on behalf of the Chairman/CEO NIDCOM, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa applauded the excellent ties existing between Nigeria and Lebanon and urged both countries to sustain the cordial relationship.

Dr Bassi also commended the dedication and commitment of Nigerian Ambassador to Lebanon Amb. Goni Madu Zanna Bura, Mission staff while 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.

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