The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, said on Monday that the Federal Government has repatriated 69 Nigerians from Lebanon.
He said the 69 Nigerians were evacuated with the help of Lebanese government.
1st News reports that the 69 persons were made up of 50 trafficked girls and 19 stranded Nigerians.
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 financial and logistic support of the Lebanese Government and also the Lebanese community in Nigeria.
”50 trafficked girls and 19 stranded Nigerians were successfully evacuated from Lebanon and also arrived Nigeria today.
”My profound gratitude to Amb. Houssam Diad; Lebanese Ambassador in Nigeria; as well as Ambassador Goni Zannabura, Nigerian Ambassador in Lebanon,’’ he tweeted.
1st News also reported that the Nigerian Government had so far successfully evacuated 1,039 Nigerians from the U.S., the UK, the United Arab Emirate, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.
Meanwhile, indications have emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari may have commenced a probe into the office of his deceased Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
Indeed, the President is said to have cancelled a number of appointments and approvals made by the late Abba Kyari. Reports indicate that Buhari has directed his new Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari; to cancel all appointments and approvals made by Abba Kyari without his permission.
Feelers indicate that there are no less than 150 such memos without Buhari’s approval.