69 Nigerians Stranded In Lebanon Have Now Returned Home – FG
The Federal Government on Sunday evacuated 69 Nigerian citizens who were stranded in Lebanon.
Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, who made the announcement, said they arrived in the country on Sunday.
Onyeama who disclosed this on his verified twitter handle appreciated the assistance of the Lebanese government and the Lebanese community in Nigeria for a successful evacuation process.
“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,” he tweeted.
“Profound gratitude to Ambassador Houssam Diad, Lebanese Ambassador in Nigeria and Ambassador Goni Zannabura, Nigerian Ambassador in Lebanon.”
No further details were given on the evacuees.