By Kucha Jeremiah, Abuja
The Nigeria Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that what Nigerians in St. Vincent and the Grenadines needs is relieve materials and not evacuation back home.
The ministry was responding to recent reports on the media alleging that Nigerian nationals are stranded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which is attributed to the volcanic eruption in the Caribbean Island.
In a statement today, the spokesperson, ministry of foreign affairs, Abuja, Ferdinand Nwonye said the Nigerian community no doubt is affected by the impact of the unfortunate natural disaster and need relieve materials.
He said “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 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.”
Nwonye explained that 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.