…Receives Another Mentally-Challenged Female Nigerian From Egypt,
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Murtala Muhammed Airport Airport,Lagos Command has prevented close to 20 Nigerians from travelling out of the country through the airport in the past one week
This is just as the Command received another mentally-challenged female Nigerian, Motunde Oluwatobi Victoria, 29 years old from Saudi Arabia.
A source close to the command, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that most of those prevented from travelling out of the country by the Command could not give cogent reasons for wanting to travel out of the country and could not give details of their travels.
The source added that those prevented could not provide documents to support their claims.
The source said that NIS observed that some of them used travel agents to perfect their papers to travel out of the country at all cost
The source said that through thorough interrogations by immigration personnel, some unconvincing travellers had been stopped from soiling the image of the country abroad, regretting that most of such travellers end of returning to Nigeria with complicated medical and health issues.
The source advised those willing to travel out of the country by all cost to get proper education on job availability in any country they intend to go and should have deep knowledge about such environment, maintaining that most of them are not knowledgeable about their travel plans.
Meanwhile, the NIS, MMIA Command once again on Wednesday, reunited a mentally-challenged female Nigerian, Motunde Oluwatobi Victoria with her family members at the airport.
AbelNews learnt from the source that Motunde, who had been in Saudi Arabia since 2018 and was employed as a house maid in Saudi Arabia, returned aboard Egypt Air at 1:30pm on Tuesday with incoherent speech, which prompted the Lagos Airport NIS to start looking for her family members.
It was learnt by the online news medium from the source that once the officials of immigration discovered that Motunde was not mentally-balanced, they searched for her family contact through the social media and were able to locate her immediate older sister, Titilope Deborah Babatunde.
According to the source, “The passenger who was born in 1992 came from Saudi Arabia. She came back and was looking very troubled, not cohesive in her statement. Because of the state she was, immigration decided not to let her go on the streets just like that.The service had to take time to search frantically for the family members through the social media because she had no phone number of any of her siblings. She was not in a stable condition. In fact, the immigration had to play the humanitarian role by reuniting her with her family members.”
The source added that Motunrayo’s sister, Titilope, thanked officials of NIS at the airport for reuniting her with her sister.
The source said that Titilope confirmed that Motunrayo who had been in Saudi Arabia since 2018 was engaged as a house maid in that country, adding that she got ro know about her health challenge about two weeks ago through another Nigerian based in that country.
“I am very grateful to the immigration service, MMIA Command for reuniting me with my sister. Initially when I received the call, I concluded that it was a scammer at work. What immigration has done has further reinvigorated my belief about Nigeria. It shows that to some extent, we are still secure in Nigeria. If not for the immigration, I will not know that my sister has been brought back to Nigeria. We will still think she was in Saudi Arabia,” the source quoted Titilope to have said.
Attempts to reach the NIS Comptroller, MMA, Lagos Command, Abdullahi Dalhatu to speak on the matter proved abortive as he could not be reached,