Help Is On The Way:FG Promises Succour For Nigerian Students Affected By Volcanic Eruption In St. Vincent And The Grenadines

By Bukar Bolori 

Nigerian government has said it is abreast of the challenges of students from the country in St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a result of volcanic eruption in the Caribbean Island.

It promised on Friday that succour is on the way as it is working closely with the leadership of the Nigerian Community Association in Trinidad and Tobago to provide necessary help to the affected students.

The government also warned one Dr. Levi Wilson Odoe to desist from parading himself as Consul and stop soliciting for support from the Government as well as private individuals on behalf of Nigerian Students in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

A statement on Friday signed by the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye read: “Consequent to recent media reports alleging that Nigerian Nationals are stranded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines which is attributed to the Volcanic eruption in the Caribbean Island, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to make the following clarifications:

“First and foremost, the Island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is under the coverage of the Nigerian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago. Secondly, the Nigerian Mission in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago is in contact with the leadership of the Nigerian Community Association in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which is headed by Dr. Folu Ayanleke. 

“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.

“The Ministry also wishes to inform the general public 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. Dr. Odoe should therefore 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.”

The statement said the Nigerian High Commission in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 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.

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