NEMA Receives Fresh 141 Nigerian Returnees From Libya

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Updated October 31, 2018
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Nigerians arriving Port Harcourt International Airport on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (file)

 

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has received a fresh batch of 141 stranded Nigerians from Libya.

In a statement on Wednesday by the south-west zonal spokesman for the agency, Mr Farinloye Ibrahim, the returnees were assisted back to the country by International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the European Union.

NEMA’s Chief Planning Officer, Mr Segun Afolayan, welcomed the citizens back into the country, urging them not to allow the unfortunate experiences to negatively impact their lives.

Receiving the Nigerians who were mostly from City Centre of Tripoli, the capital of Libya, Mr Seguin Afolayan, Chief Planning Officer, on behalf of the Director-General and other Federal Agencies welcomed the Voluntary Returnees back in the country.

Afolayan urged the Returnees to turn a leave in forging ahead in their future endeavours and not allow the unfortunate experiences to negatively affect them.

He said: “Truly, you had bad experiences differently, collectively and individually, but these should be the motivation for you to make a positive decision to see the brighter future ahead of you.

“This is because no one can tell the story more than you and making the better use of your lives are essential.

“Please the Federal Government is urging you to be ambassadors of positive change by taking the anti-irregular migration to those still aspiring to take a dangerous journey.”

According to NEMA, the returnees comprise 71 female (adults), 3 females children and 3 babies (female)53 male (adults), 6 male children and 5 male infants.

Amongst them were 2 medical cases, 9 families and 11 pregnant women.

Agencies that joined NEMA in the emergency operation included the Nigerian Immigration Service, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP), the Refugee Commission, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) among others.