178 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

Another batch of 178 stranded Nigerians have arrived Nigeria from Libya.

They arrived on Wednesday, 22 June, 2022, through the Al Buraq Air with Registration number 5A-DMG Boeing 700-787, which arrived the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, at about 6.20pm.

On arrival, the Director General, National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, received the Returnees on behalf of the Federal Government, through the Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, Ibrahim Farinloye, who enjoined the Returnees to turn a new leaf in looking for ample opportunities that abound in the country to achieve their desired goals.

NEMA appealed to the Returnees to avoid vices that they must have been exposed to from the country of departure in their homeland, in order to tap the best of our potentials in a peaceful and conducive atmosphere.

He said the distressed Returnees were assisted back to the country through the Voluntary Assisted Returnees Programme by International Organisation for Migration IOM, sponsored by the European Union.

The profile of the Returnees revealed 73 female adults 13 female children with six female infants making 92 females.

Others were 63 male adults, 15 male children and 14 male infants totalling 86 males.

Other agencies with NEMA were the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP, the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC, and other agencies.


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