Fresh batch of 161 Libyan returnees arrives Nigeria

Fresh batch of 161 Libyan returnees arrives Nigeria

- Another batch of 161 Nigerian refugees returned from Libya on Thursday, February 6

- The event happened after two months that voluntary returnees arrived from the same country

- With the present arrival, the figure of returnees is 14,045, where 8,200 are men and 5,845 women

As the European Union and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) continue repatriation, another batch of 161 Nigerian refugees has arrived from Libya.

Daily Trust reports that the operation which happened on Thursday, February 6, was the first to be carried out in 2020 after 168 returned in December 2019.

The returnees were received by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) as they arrived with Al-Buraq flight with registration number 5A-DMA.

It should be noted that the plane landed late night on Thursday, February 6 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

According to the acting coordinator of NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, the returnees are made up of 102 adult males, 48 female adults, four female children, five female infants, and one male child and infant.

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This picture shows the stranded returnees that were stranded in Libya in 2019. Photo source: The Guardian

This picture shows the stranded returnees that were stranded in Libya in 2019. Photo source: The Guardian
Source: UGC

Also worthy of note is that with the batch, the number of voluntary returnees from Libya has gone up to 14,045, comprising of 5,845 females, and 8,200 males.

In other news, earlier reported that Nosa Ehimwenman is one of the few Nigerians representing the country well in the diaspora.

He came from a very humble background as he was the son of a taxi driver. Though he was based in Illinois, he was given a big significant contract to renovate an airport in Chicago.

Some of the projects he handled were at the University of Illinois Medical Center and the University of Illinois.

The most inspiring thing about his story is that the airport he renovated was the same place his father used to scout for passengers.

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He is the head of BOWA Construction, the building company that led more than 25 subcontractors to change a warehouse into a sterling piece of artwork.

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Nosa recalled the words of his father which instilled in him the importance of hard work.

“And yes, my dad picked passengers from this same airport to make sure that we ate. My father always told me; be disciplined, work hard and good things will happen,” he said.

In other news, the Queen put out a vacancy for someone that could help renovate the Buckingham Palace.

The job will come with an annual salary of £38,000 (N17,850,264.40). So, if construction work is your thing, you may want to try your luck on this one.

The vacancy was posted on LinkedIn said the person chosen will be working in the Buckingham Palace Reservicing Programme department. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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