262 Nigerians From Libya Arrives Lagos Airport
262 Nigerians,,who voluntarily returned from Libya on Wednesday arrived the at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport(MMA), Lagos at 10 pm
They were brought back on board a chartered Libyan Airlines aircraft with registration number 5A-LAR .
Of the 262 that voluntarily returned, 108 were males, 135 females, eight children and 11 infants.
The returnees were brought back to Nigeria by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Nigerian Embassy in Libya.
The returnees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) , the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), the Police, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
Speaking to journalists shortly after the returnees disembarked from the aircraft, the Director General, NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja, said the agency in collaboration with the IOM was working to ensure that Nigerians stranded in Libya are brought back home.
The director general, who was represented by Mr Suleiman Yakubu, Zonal Coordinator, South West, NEMA, said that both the federal government and state governments had initiated various programmes to rehabilitate and reintegrate the returnees into the society.
He advised Nigerians, especially the youths not to be lured into the quest for greener pastures, adding that there was enough opportunities in the country.