One other batch of twenty seven stranded Nigerian ladies have been evacuated from Lebanon by the Nigerian Authorities.
The ladies arrived on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport in Abuja on Sunday.
Receiving them, Mr Ferdinand Nwonye, Spokesperson for the Ministry of International Affairs who represented the Minister for International Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, mentioned the evacuation was in achievement of the Nigerian authorities’s promise to rescue Nigerians stranded in Lebanon.
“I’m right here on behalf of the Federal Ministry of International Affairs who facilitated their return, along with the Ministry of Aviation, Embassy of Nigeria in Beirut, the Lebanese Embassy in Nigeria and the Lebanese neighborhood in Nigeria
“It’s unlucky the scenario you handed by way of this stage; we’re telling you that you’re now house at this time and nothing will occur to you, he assured the returnees,” he mentioned.
The International Affairs Ministry spokesman instructed newsmen that the stranded Nigerian ladies examined unfavorable for COVID-19 earlier than embarking on the journey.
He added that they might return to their numerous locations after 14 days of self-isolation, in keeping with the Federal Authorities’s pointers for COVID-19 evacuations.
He revealed that their passports had been retrieved from them upon arrival and they’re anticipated to gather them again with proof of COVID-19 checks as soon as they full their 14-day self-isolation.
One of many returnees who spoke on situation of anonymity appreciated the Nigerian and Lebanese governments for his or her protected return again house.
She mentioned that if not for the help, they might have been left stranded in Lebanon because of the lack of ability to purchase tickets to return to Nigeria, NAN experiences.
The returnee mentioned they encountered many challenges in Lebanon with lots of them being owed seven to eight months salaries by their employers.