About 150 Nigerian young ladies stranded in Lebanon are to be deported back to Nigeria, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM) confirmed.
According to reports earlier, not fewer than 150 Nigerian ladies who are stranded to be evacuated back to Nigeria from Lebanon this month of August.
The was confirmed by The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM) Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, Mr. Gabriel Odu, as he made this public in a statement.
The evacuation plans was disclosed by Mr. Houssam Diab, the Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, he made it known when the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) led by the Secretary Egnr. Sule Yakubi Bassi pay the Embassy a visit in Abuja.
According to the Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Houssam Diab the stranded 150 Nigerian ladies would be evacuated back to the country in batches.
In his statement, he said.
The first batch of 110 girls would depart Beirut, Lebanon on 12th-August-2020 to Lagos while the Second Batch will be returning to Abuja on 16th-August-2020.
In the statement, the breakdown of the stranded Nigerian girls is as follow:
- Oyo state (41)
- Ogun (21)
- Lagos (12)
- Ondo (18)
- Osun (26)
- Imo (3)
- Kwara (9)
- Enugu (1)
- Ekiti (6)
- Kogi (1)
- Edo (1)
- Delta (3)
- Ebonyi (1)
- Benue (1)
- Abia (1)
- Akwa Ibom (1)
- Anambra (1).
He also commended the efforts of the Lebanese Community and the Oyo State government for sponsoring the return of 55 of the girls back to their country.
The Secretary to Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Dr Sule Yakubi Bassi applauded the dedication and commitment of Nigerian Ambassador to Lebanon Amb. Goni Madu Zanna Bura, Mission staff, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Oyo and Ogun State Governments, and other strategic partners.