Categories: Local

[VIDEO]: Girl Advertised For Sale On Facebook, 28 Others Depart Lebanon For Nigeria

 

Some 29 persons have departed Lebanon for Nigeria, Chairman of the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa said on Saturday.

Among the passengers is Peace Ufuoma, the girl who was put on sale on Facebook by a Lebanese and rescued by the Nigerian mission.

A Lebanese man, Wael Jerro, had placed a $1,000 price on the Nigerian lady before he was reported to the Lebanese government.

READ ALSO: FG Reports Lebanese Man Who Put Nigerian Lady For Sale

Dabiri-Erewa said the flight back home had received support from the Chairman of the Diaspora Committee at the House of Representatives, Tolu Akande-Sadipe, the Director-General of  National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Julie Okah-Donli, the Nigerian mission in Lebanon and the Lebanese ambassador to Nigeria.

 

NIDCOM has been heavily involved in bringing Nigerians abroad back home since the coronavirus pandemic shut down most commercial airspaces across the world.

In May, the federal government had facilitated the evacuation of 69 Nigerian citizens stranded in Lebanon.

 

 

Solomon Elusoji

Disqus Comments Loading...
Share
Published by
Solomon Elusoji
Tags: Abike Dabiri-Erewa Lebanon NIDCOM

Recent Posts

  • Coronavirus
  • World News

COVID-19: Hungary Bans Travel From Africa, Most Of Asia

  Hungary's government said Sunday it was barring travel from Africa, most of Asia apart from China and Japan, and…

19 mins ago
  • Sports

‘You Reminded The World That Good Things Still Come From Nigeria,’ Buhari Hails Usman

    President Muhammadu has described Kamaru Usman's Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) successful welterweight title defense as a sign that good…

51 mins ago
  • Headlines

Africa Anti-Corruption Day: Buhari Calls For Common Position On Asset Recovery

  President Muhammadu Buhari has urged African leaders to ensure the immediate actualization of the Common African Position on Assets…

1 hour ago
  • Sports

Man City ‘Deserve’ Champions League Return, Says Guardiola

  Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City deserve their place in the Champions League next season as the club wait to…

1 hour ago
  • Coronavirus
  • World News

Sri Lanka Cancels Election Rallies Over New Virus Wave

  Sri Lanka's ruling party Sunday called off its rallies ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections and delayed the international airport's…

2 hours ago
  • Sports

Griezmann May Miss Season Finale Due To Thigh Injury

  Antoine Griezmann looks set to miss the rest of the season after Barcelona said on Sunday the France attacker…

2 hours ago