CITIZENS COMPASS– no fewer than 150 Nigerians have voluntarily returned from Niger Republic.
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), received the Returnees on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.
They arrived Nigeria aboard a chartered aircraft Sky Mali UR-CQX with registration number FMI 6001 landed at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammad International Airport at about 1120 hours.
The Director General of the Agency, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed received the Returnees on arrival.
The Returnees were voluntarily repatriated back to Nigeria due to their inability to proceed with their journeys to their initial destination countries of choice by the International Organisation for Migration.
According to NEMA, the profile of the Returnees indicates that male adults were 98, male children 11 and male infants were two.
While female adults were 24, female children were 13 and infant female were two.
The Head of Mission of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Mr. Lauren de Boeck who witnessed the reception organised by NEMA praised the Nigerian government especially NEMA for synergy and partnership being enjoyed in their operations in the country.
The Coordinator of NEMA Territorial Office, Ibrahim Farinloye represented the Director General at the exercise.
Other Agencies that participated in operation are Nigeria Immigration Service, NAPTIP, FAAN, Nigeria Police and Nigeria Port Health Services.