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Most Nigerian Girls In Lebanon Entered Legally & Were Not Trafficked – Houssam Diab

On Friday, August 14  Houssam Diab, Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria said that most Nigerian girls in Lebanon entered legally and were not trafficked.

Houssam said this during a visit to the Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama in Abuja.

He said:

 “As of May 1, the Lebanese government has stopped issuing visas for domestic workers coming from Nigeria.

“This will definitely stop any new cases from arising; they will not be able to get into Lebanon, the specificity for the issue at Lebanon is that all these girls are entering into Lebanon legally.

“There is no human trafficking illegally into Lebanon.

“About 90 per cent of the agencies involved in it are Nigerian agencies and they apply through Lebanese agencies in Lebanon through the security general to acquire work visas and work permits for the ladies.

“This is how it is; so by stopping the issuing of the visas, we would have stopped new cases from arising.”

According to the Ambassador, there are about 5,000 Nigerians living in Lebanon and majority of them are gainfully employed. He also mentioned that the Nigerian Government and the Lebanese Government had successfully evacuated 500 nigerian ladies from Lebanon with 200 more to go too

Speaking during the meeting, Geoffrey Onyeama said the evacuation process has shown the strong bilateral relations between the two countries in spite of the recent explosion in Lebanon. 

The minister added that the temporary ban on visa issuance, will give Nigeria time to review the whole situation and to ensure that we get our labour laws in place.

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