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95 Nigerian returnees from Libya arrive Lagos

A batch of 95 Nigerians who were stranded in Libya arrived Nigeria at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. They were said to have arrived at about 08:18p.m on Tuesday evening, November 16 on an Al Buraq Airline, with number UZ189/16/5A- DMG-MJI AD15:50

Alhaji Habib Mustapha, the Director General of NEMA who was represented by the Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

He mentioned that the returnees were brought back to Nigeria by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through voluntary repatriation programme for the distressed who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European country but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated.

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Farinloye noted that the returnees are 60 male adults, 29 female adults, three male and one female teenager, with two infants (one male and the other female).

It was also revealed that among the returnees were two males who had various degrees of health-related issues.

Mustapha urged the returnees to turn a new leaf and promised that the Federal Government and the IOM, along with other international partners, will not disappoint them as Nigerians by providing a stable environment for them to achieve their abilities.

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