The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revealed that Nigerians Stranded in the Island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines have not made request for evacuation back home.
A recent volcanic eruption in the island nation displaced thousands of people, sparking a growing humanitarian crisis that some experts believe will last months.
The Ministry in a statement signed by it’s spokesman Ferdinand Nwonye said “the Nigerian Community no doubt is affected by the impact of the unfortunate natural disaster and need relieve materials, but there is no request for evacuation back home.”
While noting that the Island nation is under the coverage of the Nigerian High Commission in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, the ministry said the commission is in contact with the leadership of the Nigerian Community Association which is headed by Dr. Folu Ayanleke.
It assured that the High Commission is abreast with the challenges faced by the Students and is working closely with the leadership of the Nigerian Community Association to provide necessary help to the affected students.
The ministry further seized the occasion to clarify that the appointment of Dr. Levi Wilson Odoe, “who is parading himself as Honourable Consul of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was terminated on the 16th of July, 2019.”
It therefore warned Dr. Odoe to “desist from parading himself as such, because he is not in any position to solicit for support from the Government as well as private individuals on behalf of Nigerian Students in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”