The Nigeria Senate on Wednesday 29 November 2017 has mandated the Minister of Foreign Affairs to summon the Libyan Ambassador to Nigeria to discuss steps to end the ongoing Libya slave trade.
The Senate also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the opportunity of the ongoing European Union and African Union (EU-AU) summit in Abidjan to table the matter before the Libyan delegation.
In his comments, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Buola Saraki said:
”As a country, it is a slap on our face if Nigerians can be treated in this manner. Other countries are taking necessary actions to bring back their citizens, we need to be doing similar things. The Foreign Ministry must summon the Libyan Ambassador here in Nigeria to explain what is happening so that we can bring an end to this situation.”
BarometerNG recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night in Abidjan in reaction to the issue of Libyan Slave Trade declared that all Nigerians stranded in Libya and other parts of the world will be evacuated and brought home and rehabilitated.
The President while speaking when he addressed Nigerians in the Diaspora, vowed to reduce the number of Nigerians heading for Europe illegally through the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea by providing basic social amenities such as education, healthcare, and food security at home.