165 Nigerians Voluntarily Return From Libya
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Thursday received another batch of 165 Nigerians who have voluntarily returned from Libya.
NAN reports that the returnees comprised of 68 women, six female children and as well as 89 Men and one male infant.
The returnees who arrived aboard a chartered flight operated by Buraq Airline with registration number 5A-DMG were handed over to the South West Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Yakubu Suleiman, by the Head of Mission in Nigeria, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Enira Krdzalic.
The aircraft landed at 9:45 p.m at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
Ms Krdzalic noted that IOM, in collaboration with the European Union (EU) had repatriated 7,746 Nigerians from Libya under its voluntary return and rehabilitation programme.
According to her, “600 returnees have been rehabilitated already, while another 200 are to be rehabilitated.”
She urged the Nigerian government to improve efforts towards positively engaging the youths by partnering with more international agencies to create employment opportunities.
Ms Krdzalic stressed the need to sensitise Nigerians to the dangers of irregular migration in the quest for seeking greener pastures outside the country.
Naija News recalls that thousands of Nigerians have been returning to Nigeria since the news of a modern slave market in Libya broke out in 2017.
Copyright Naija News 2019. All rights reserved. You may only share Naija News content using our sharing buttons. Send all news and press releases to firstname.lastname@example.org.