The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 175 stranded Nigerians from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
This was confirmed in a statement released in Lagos by Ibrahim Farinloye, who represented the Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha
According to Farinloye, the stranded Nigerians were received at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 23:58 pm, with Boeing 737-800 Al Buraq Air, with registration number 5A-DMG.
He said that the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through a voluntary repatriation programme
Speaking further, he said the programme was meant for the distressed Nigerians who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated.
The returnees include 77 male adults, 64 female adults, 11 male and 12 female children, five female infants, and six male infants.
Four out of the returnee which includes two females and two males are down with medical issues.
Farinloye appealed to the returnees to avoid vices that they must have been exposed to
from the country of departure in their homeland, and to turn a new leaf by looking for
ample opportunities in the country to achieve their desired goals.