Advertisement

FG speaks on students who landed in refugee camp after tournament abroad

FG speaks on students who landed in refugee camp after tournament abroad
December 07
13:40 2019
Advertisement

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairperson of Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has reacted to the report of two students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), who ended up in a Bosnian refugee camp.

Abia Uchenna and Eboh Chinedu, the students, had travelled to Zagreb, capital of Croatia, to attend the fifth world inter-university championships held in the country.

The Nigerian students had participated in the competition and were preparing to return to Lagos via Istanbul, Turkey, on November 18 when they were arrested.

The 18-year-old table tennis players later found themselves in a refugee camp after being arrested by Croatian police officers.

In a tweet on  Saturday, Dabiri-Erewa said Geoffrey Onyema, minister of foreign affairs, has intervened in the matter.

She said the ministry will provide updates as intervention continues.

“The Minister of Foreign Affairs is on this matter. It’s not as straightforward as you have reported, but the Minister has personally intervened. We should give an update as the intervention continues,” she wrote.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2020 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
January 20, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS355444389
KANO354445370
PH355447412
ABUJA356454413
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement