Lebanon cancels work visa for Nigerians as lady who was offered for sale online in Lebanon refuses to return to Nigeria

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Peace Busari, the Nigerian lady who was seen in a virile facebook post online, after being offered for sale at $1,000 in Lebanon, has refused to return to the country.

This was made known by the Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), during an interaction with the Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Houssan Diab.

According to her, Busari turned down turned down all entreaties to make her return to Nigeria.

Busari, 31 refused to heed the plea by her home state, Oyo to return home, saying she had secured another job and would prefer staying back in Lebanon.

Dabiri-Erewa said: “As for the young Nigerian lady that we were able to save, who was advertised for $1,000, the Ambassador has told us that the culprit is actually a resident in Lebanon. However, the lady is still with the mission. In fact, she has got another job. But the reality is that she said she does not want to come back and she said she has found another job.

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“I spoke to her myself on the phone and I told her that if she gets into any trouble, there will be nobody to call. But she said she does not want to come back, that she has found another job.

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“Even the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) of Oyo State, where she is from, spoke to her. We just hope that Nigerians going to work in Lebanon will be properly treated and not treated as slaves.

“As the ambassador said, the issue of work permit will be properly looked into. Agents are there collecting and making money and not seeing to the welfare of these people who are going to work.”

More so, the Lebanese Ambassador announced that his country has stopped issuing working visas to Nigerians seeking to work in Lebanon domestic staff.

The Ambassador added that, the Lebanese government through collaboration with the Lebanese community in Nigeria were able to repatriate 69 out of 79 stranded Nigerians back to the country.

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He explained that the 10 other Nigerians, would be brought home soon after the COVID-19 lockdown, as some of them have pending legal cases.

He said over $150,000 USD to was spentnto facilitate the evacuation of 69 Nigerians and also paid for their 14 days quarantine,

More so, he noted that the Nigerians had legal papers to stay in Lebanon and work but following cases of maltreatment and abuse from their employers, the step had to be taken.

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