- NEMA has received a fresh batch of 163 stranded Nigerians from Libya
- The returnees arrived at the MMIA Cargo Wing on Friday, July 12
- The returnees were assisted back to Nigeria by IOM and the EU under the assisted voluntary returnees programme
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 163 Nigerian returnees who had been stranded in Libya, but assisted to come back home.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Alhaji Idris Muhammed, coordinator of Lagos Territorial Region, NEMA, confirmed the development to journalists on Friday, July 12, in Lagos.
Muhammed said the returnees arrived the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 8:33pm on aboard a chartered Al Buraq Air aircraft with registration number 5A-DMG.
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He said the returnees were assisted back to Nigeria by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme.
Muhammed said: “After profiling of the returnees, there are 64 adult females, four female children and seven female infants as well as 75 adult males, three male children and 10 male infants.”
The coordinator advised youths to desist from embarking on perilous journeys that could expose them to avoidable risks in search of greener pastures.
He assured the returnees that the federal government, NEMA and other agencies as well as development partners would continue to work together to create an enabling environment for young Nigerians.
Legit.ng previously reported that NEMA received another batch of 193 stranded Nigerians from Libya. Segun Afolayan, acting zonal coordinator, NEMA, south west zone, confirmed the development to newsmen.
Afolayan said the Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 8.32pm aboard a chartered Nouvel Air aircraft with registration number UZ 189.
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