69 EVACUEES FROM LEBANON ARRIVE NIGERIA
69 Nigerians have been evacuated from Lebanon.
The 69 evacuees include 50 trafficked girls and 19 stranded Nigerians.
Their evacuation was at the expense of the Lebanese Government.
Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister for Foreign Affairs, disclosed this via his verified Twitter handle.
Onyeama tweeted: “With the financial and logistic support of the Lebanese Government and Lebanese community in Nigeria, 50 trafficked Nigerian girls and 19 stranded Nigerians were successfully evacuated from Lebanon and arrived Nigeria today.”
The 69 evacuees will be moved to Abuja where they will observe the 14-day compulsory isolation in line with NCDC guidelines aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19.
In the last two weeks, the Federal Government has evacuated 1,000 Nigerians from U.K, U.S, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates