NAPTIP Identifies 5000 Nigerians In Lebanon Who Want To Be Brought Back Home
Yesterday the Awareness broke the story about stranded Nigerian women in Lebanon begging the President for help to be brought back to Nigeria.
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has now released some very alarming figures saying that there are over 5,000 Nigerians stranded in Lebanon are crying for help.
The director-general of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli, confirmed this during a Television programme on Saturday.
The NAPTIP boss said, “About 150 of them have been earmarked, including the girls in the video, for evacuation.
“But the cost of chartering a flight amid coronavirus-induced lock-downs across the world is not cheap. When these ones are airlifted, another batch will cry for help”.
She noted while the FG was working on the matter it could not fund the evacuation alone, adding that she will meet with the minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq and also work with state governments to help facilitate the evacuation.\
Lebanon is mired in its worst economic crisis in decades, with the downturn sparking soaring inflation and plunging almost half the country’s population into poverty.