Lebanese Ambassador Walks Out On Nigerian Lawmakers

The meeting was called to address the mistreatment of Nigerians in Lebanon, particularly the case of Temitope Arowolo who is on trial for murder.

The Ambassador of Lebanon to Nigeria Mr. Houssam Diab / Photo credit: Nigeria Today
The Ambassador of Lebanon to Nigeria Mr. Houssam Diab / Photo credit: Nigeria Today

The House of Representatives on Thursday was the venue of a minor diplomatic incident when the Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Houssam Diab, walked out on members during a metting.

Diab was there to honour an invitation from the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs but shortly after arriving he walked out of the meeting room because of the presence of the media.

The meeting was called to address the mistreatment of Nigerians in Lebanon, particularly the case of Temitope Arowolo who is on trial for murder.

The meeting that was to hold with the ambassador had in attendance the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Zubairu Dada and the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Julie Okah-Donli.

Reacting to the walk-out, the Chairman of the House Diaspora Committee, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, expressed shock that the ambassador would simply walk out on the committee.

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