Oyo State Government has paid the repatriation fees of 55 indigenes of the state who were stranded in Labanon.
The Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Houssam Diab, disclosed this on Tuesday while receiving a delegation of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), led by the Secretary, Dr. Sule Bassi, who paid him a visit at the embassy in Abuja.
Speaking on plans to evacuate over 150 Nigerian ladies that were stranded in Lebanon, Diab stated that they would be returned home in batches.
He said the first batch of 110 will leave Beirut, Lebanon on August 12, 2020 for Lagos, while the second batch would be returned to Abuja on August 16, 2020.
Diab commended the efforts of the Lebanese community and the Oyo State Government which he claimed is sponsoring the return of 55 of the ladies.