Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has reacted to a viral video of two women maltreated in Lebanon by their employer.
In the video, the ladies cried for help lamenting that their employers were planning to sell them off.
“Please we need your help, we are in Lebanon. We are suffering here, there is no food to eat.
“We don’t want to work again but return. Our boss said if we are not working, he would sell us. Please help us,” they said.
The video got the attention of the NIDCOM boss who directed the case to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person, NAPTIP, and urged those in contact to provide names and location of the girls in the video for easy tracing.
On her Twitter page, Dabiri wrote: “Sad. We have forwarded to NAPTIP, the agency in charge of trafficking to trace them.
“I am hopeful they will be able to locate them. We will await updates from them.
“But faces covered, no names may make it a bit more difficult for NAPTIP. Maybe the sender can provide their names and location even if privately to NAPTIP. It will help in locating them.”
These Nigerian ladies were trafficked and about to be sold by their boss in Lebanon. @Oyo_Diasporans @daddyfrz @DGNaptip @abikedabiri @sthNigeria @ProjectFerry @femigbaja @DrAhmadLawan pic.twitter.com/gFdXL2LqaK
— adekola damilola (@adekoladammy) July 8, 2020