Juliana Francis

At least 151 Nigerians have been repatriated from Benqahi, Libya, says National Emergency Management Agency.

The Returnees were received by the Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Habib Ahmed, at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

The statistics of the Returnees after profiling indicate 71 adult females including two with medical issues, 10 female children and seven female infants, were brought back through the Assisted Voluntary  Repatriation by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

Also, the statistic shows that 54 adult males, four male children and five male infants were among the repatriated distressed Nigerians.

They arrived the airport aboard Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG at about 7:30PM.

The Director General was represented by Mrs. Adenike OgunKunle, a Chief Executive Officer, who admonished the Returnees to turn a new leaf by taking advantage of the second chance to make a meaningful life upon their safe arrival in the country.

The Director General enjoined youths to tread softly on the urge to rush out seeking for greener pastures where it no longer exists

The NEMA Chief assured the Returnees of the continuous efforts of the Federal Government and other International partners in supporting them in the reintegration programme to enable them to recover fast.

Agencies such as Immigration Service, NAPTIP, Refugee Commission and FAAN were other stakeholders that participated in the exercise.


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