30 trafficked Nigerian ladies stranded in Lebanon cry for help, FG takes action

– No fewer than 30 Nigerian ladies trafficked to Lebanon have appealed to the federal government to rescue them

– National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) were called upon to take urgent action

– In reaction, NIDCOM boss, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said the federal government has begun moves to rescue the ladies

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Plans are underway by the federal government to rescue 30 trafficked Nigerian ladies in Lebanon.

This was disclosed by the chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

The victims who are 30 in number had sent an appeal to the Nigerian government to rescue them as they are stranded in the foreign country.

They made the appeal in a statement by the president of Journalists International Forum for Migration (JIFORM), Ajibola Abayomi, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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FG moves to rescue trafficked Nigerian ladies from Lebanon

The victims lamented that they were all camped in one room. Photo Credit: Premium Times
Source: UGC

According to them, they were all camped in one room with faulty toilet and other utilities, and presently housed in a building at Dawra city in Lebanon.

Giving an update on Saturday, August 1, the NIDCOM chairman said the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons is addressing the development.

This is not the first time Nigerians stranded abroad will be asking the federal government o come to their rescue.

Recall that sometime in June, a video emerged on social media showing a Nigerian lady crying and begging compatriots to come to her rescue as she is trapped in Oman.

The lady, who disclosed she was working in the Middle East country, said trouble started for her when she asked her employer for her salary. The video, which was shared on Twitter by legendary Nigerian singer Seun Kuti, got the attention of Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

The NIDCOM boss assured that NAPTIP was working on the matter.

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In another report, the Nigerian lady who was falsely accused of attempted murder and theft by her Lebanese employer, Temitope Ariwolo, was rescued by the federal government. She was received by NAPTIP.

The disclosure was made by the director-general of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli, who expressed appreciation to everyone who made Temitope’s return possible.

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