163 Nigerians that have been stranded in Libya returns

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has gotten another bunch of 163 Nigerian returnees who had been stranded in Libya, however helped to return home.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Alhaji Idris Muhammed, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Region, NEMA, affirmed the advancement to columnists on Friday in Lagos.

Muhammed said the returnees arrived the freight wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 8.33p.m on Thursday on board a sanctioned Al Buraq Air airplane with enrollment number 5A-DMG.

He said that the returnees were assisted back to Nigeria by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme.

“After profiling of the returnees, there are 64 adult females, four female children and seven female infants as well as 75 adult males, three male children and 10 male infants,” Muhammed said.

The coordinator advised youths to desist from embarking on perilous journeys that could expose them to avoidable risks in search of greener pastures.

He assured the returnees that the Federal Government, NEMA and other agencies as well as development partners would continue to work together to create an enabling environment for young Nigerians.

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