Explosions: 230 Nigerian Students Stranded In Caribbean Island
About 230 Nigerian medical students are currently stranded in the Southern Caribbean Island hit by volcanic explosions.
The Consul-General of the Island Nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Levi Odoe, disclosed this to Senate President Ahmad Lawan Wednesday when she paid him a courtesy call at the National Assembly, Abuja.
Odoe stressed that the visit was to seek Nigeria’s assistance for the Island and the intervention of the Senate president for the 230 stranded Nigerian medical students in the Island.
He said: “They (stranded Nigerian students) have been calling me, requesting to see what can be done and I thought to myself, that the best thing to do will be to request an audience with His Excellency, the Senate president.”
Responding, Lawan assured the stranded students that the National Assembly would ensure their safe return.
The Senate president said: “It’s rather sad that you had volcanic eruptions that have caused serious damage in the Island.
“I’m also saddened by the loss of lives and of course the situation of the Nigerian medical students who are now trapped in the Island.
“When we sit here at the National Assembly, we represent every Nigerian wherever that Nigerian is.
“Therefore, it’s our responsibility and obligation to take all the necessary measures to ensure that the Nigerian students who are trapped are brought back safely to Nigeria until the situation is remedied.”
Source: Daily Trust