Federal Government and the Lebanese Government evacuated another batch of 27 stranded Nigerian girls from Lebanon as well as its community arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja on Sunday.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who was represented by Ferdinand Nwonye said the evacuation was in fulfillment of FG’s promise to ensure no Nigerian is left stranded in Lebanon.
He said FG was aware of the unfortunate situation they experienced in Lebanon, hence the collaboration to ensure their safe return to the country.
The spokesperson said, “I am here on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs who facilitated this return, together with the Ministry of Aviation, Embassy of Nigeria in Beirut, the Lebanese Embassy in Nigeria and the Lebanese community in Nigeria.
“These are the individuals and institutions that made it possible for you to be here today.
“It is unfortunate the situation you passed through; which is why the ministries concerned made sure you are here today and we are telling you that you are now home today and nothing will happen to you.
“Make sure you follow the protocols they advised you on; you know what to do to recover your passports again.
“You are welcome back home and I wish you journey mercies to your various destinations.”