174 Nigerians Stranded In Libya Return Home

National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA received another batch of 174 Nigerians who had been stranded in Libya as they arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

The Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of the Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, told Newmen of the development in Lagos.

He said that the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration, IOM through a voluntary repatriation programme.

The acting coordinator said that the programme was meant for 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 frustrating.

Farinloye said that the returnees comprised  75 male adults, 69 female adults, 12 male and five female children, 10 female infant and three male infants and  that 23 among the returnees had minor medical cases.

The acting coordinator enjoined the returnees to turn a new leaf in looking for opportunities in the country that are enough for everyone to achieve their desired goals.

Farinloye said that the returnees were received by NEMA, along with other sister agencies such as: Immigration Service, Refugee Commission, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Police.