The Ministry of Foreign affairs on Wednesday said it was taking necessary steps to ensure the release of the detained Nigerian students in Turkey.
The Ministry’s spokesperson, Clement Aduku, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.
Aduku denied reports that the Federal Government has abandoned the detained students.
“The Ministry wishes to assure Nigerians that its leadership has ensured that adequate steps were taken here in Nigeria and in Turkey to uphold the well being of Nigerian students in Turkey.
“The Ambassador of Turkey in Nigeria was summoned to the Ministry on three separate occasions during which the request for the closure of Turkish Schools was flatly rejected.
“The Ministry also rejected the option of returning students to Nigeria to obtain fresh visas to enable them continue in the schools to which they have been transferred,” he said.