Stranded Nigerian girls: 68 return home from Lebanon

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has disclosed that another 68 Nigerian girls stranded in Lebanon due to the coronavirus pandemic have returned home.

Announcing via Twitter on Sunday, NIDCOM said the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja.

“Recall the viral video where some girls cried out to @NigeriaGov to facilitate their return.

A big thank you to the Lebanese Amb to Nigeria Diab Houssam, Nigerian Mission in Lebanon, and the Lebanese Community in NIG for making this possible.”

The returnees, who tested negative for Covid-19 before departure, are expected to self-isolate for 14 days according to the protocol of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

They are also expected to take another Covid-19 test before rejoining society.


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