95 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday received 95 stranded Nigerians from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

Alhaji Habib Mustapha, the Director-General of NEMA who was represented by the Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Farinloye said that the Libya returnees arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Tuesday at about 20.18 pm with Al Buraq airline with number UZ189/16/5A- DMG-MJI AD15:50.

He said that the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through voluntary repatriation programme.

Read also: 500,000 Nigerians to be repatriated from Libya, Mali, others in 2022 – FG

Farinloye said that the returnees comprise of 60 male adults, 29 female adults, three male and one female teenager, and two infants (one male and the other female).

He said that among the returnees were two males who had serious health issues.

On arrival, the NEMA official implored the returnees to look inwards and take advantage of the abundant opportunities in Nigeria.

He assured the returnees that the Federal Government and the IOM, along with other international partners, would provide them with an enabling environment for them to achieve their potential.

Farinloye said the Port Health Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health, National Commission for Resilience, Migration and IDPs and the Nigerian Immigration Services are part of the government agencies who received the returnees at the airport.

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