95 Nigerians Stranded In Libya Arrive Lagos

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At least 95 Nigerians who were stranded in Libya have arrived Lagos.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday confirmed the story.

The Nigerians arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Tuesday night.

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 this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Farinloye said that the stranded Nigerians arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Tuesday night at about 20.18 p.m with Al Buraq airline, with number UZ189/16/5A- DMG-MJI AD15:50

He mentioned that the returnees were brought back to Nigeria by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through voluntary repatriation programme for the distressed who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European country but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated.

Farinloye noted that the returnees are 60 male adults, 29 female adults, three male and one female teenager, with two infants (one male and the other female).

He said that among the returnees were two males who had various degrees of health-related issues

Mustapha advised the returnees to turn a new leaf and assured that the Federal Government and the IOM, along with other international partners, will not disappoint them as Nigerians by providing the enabling environment for them to achieve their potentials.