Fifty trafficked girls and 19 stranded Nigerians arrived from Lebanon on Sunday night.
Their evacuation was at the expense of the Lebanese authorities.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed these via his verified Twitter handle.
“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 in Nigeria today.”
It was gathered they will be moved to Abuja where they will observe the 14-day compulsory isolation in line with protocol aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19.
In the last two weeks, the Federal Government has evacuated close to 1,000 from U.K, U.S, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirate.
In Another Story Anambra PDP Stakeholders Donate 125m For Post Lockdown Palliatives
Former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, PDP Chieftain, Godwin Maduka and other stakeholders in the state has donated a cash sum of N125 million meant for the post lockdown interventions for the Anambra people.
In a statement made available by the PDP Chairman, Anambra State, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, signed by Mrs. Chidi Onyemelukwe, Chairman and Barr Okoli Akirika, Secretary, Anambra PDP Palliative Committee stating that there is need to thank Anambra people for being law abiding and adhering to orders by the Federal government on the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Ndi Anambra, we the PDP Family in Anambra State, sincerely thank you for abiding by the rules and regulations prescribed by the Federal and State governments in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“We thank our heroes and heroines in the field, our health care workers, who are at the forefront of this fight. We mourn our compatriots who have lost their lives to this pandemic.
Our hearts go out to their families and loved ones. May God comfort and strengthen you and us all. “We also thank the Federal government and the Anambra State government for all their efforts through the period of the lockdown and continuing.