The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA today received another batch of 158 Nigerians from Libya.
The Head of NEMA Territorial Office in Lagos, Idris Muhammed, told newsmen that the agency received the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government.
The returnees from Libya arrived in the country few hours after 187 Nigerians returned from South Africa.
Muhammed said the Libya returnees were brought back in a chartered flight, Al Buraq Air aircraft, which landed at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
According to him, the evacuation of this batch of Nigerians from Libya was facilitated by the International Organisation for Migration IOM and the European Union EU under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme.
Other agencies involved in the reception of the
returnees were the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in
Persons NAPTIP, Nigeria Immigration Service and the Federal Airports Authority