166 stranded Nigerians return from Libya


Abiola Seun

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Wednesday, received 166 stranded Nigerian returnees from Libya at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos

The Returnees arrived the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja via a Chartered flight, Al Buraq Air, with registration number 5A-DMG Boeing 700-787 at about 1530 hours.

The Returnees profiles reveal that 66 adults females, 4 female children and 4 female infants. Also 77 adult males, 8 male children and 7 infants male made up the 166 returnees that voluntarily returned back to the country courtesy of International Organisation for Migration through the assistance of donor nations in the Europe.

Speaking, the Director-General, NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, admonished the returnees to always avoid act and practice that would mislead and disrupt their normal lives.

Ahmed, who was represented by the Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye, reminded them that leaving the country in search of greener pastures where non-existed was a serious mistake, but asked them to appreciate God that they returned home alive.

He, therefore, advised them to settle down to harness better potentials that abound in all part of the country, saying with enabling environment created by Government in recent times, everyone with patience and perseverance will attain potentials

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