Thursday, June 23, 2022
The Nationwide Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday obtained 178 stranded Nigerians from Libya at Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport in Lagos.
The Director-Standard of NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed, who became represented by the Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Hiss of work of the Agency, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the style in Lagos.
Mr Farinloye mentioned that the stranded Nigerians arrived on the cargo fly of the airport at about 6.20 p.m with Boeing 737-800 Al Buraq Air with registration number 5A-DMG.
He mentioned that the returnees have been brought serve to the country by the Worldwide Organisation for Migration (IOM) by strategy of a voluntary repatriation programme.
He mentioned the programme became intended for distressed Nigerians, who had left the country for greener pastures in diverse European worldwide locations, but may perhaps maybe additionally no longer have enough cash to come serve when their hasten grew to change into frustrated.
Mr Farinloye mentioned that the returnees have been 63 male adults, 73 female adults, 15 male and 13 female childhood, six female infants and eight male infants.
He urged the returnees to turn a original leaf, announcing that wide alternatives abound within the country.
He, nonetheless, appealed to the returnees to lead sure of vices that they’ll additionally just want been uncovered to from the country of departure.
“We admonished the returnees on the have to realise that there’s no country better than Nigeria.
“Here that you simply can additionally just have the total freedom to enact your likely. Taking a collection aside for greener pastures in international land is now no longer a actuality, these worldwide locations are no longer can must you judge the challenges you stumble upon there and here.
“You are inspired to be obvious ambassadors toward advocacy and sensitisation against irregular migration that leave the youths inclined to all kinds of abuses and death in incorrect cases.
“There are enormous alternatives for all of us to thrive and live fortunately in a virtuous and God fearing formulation in Nigeria with out unnecessarily exposing ourselves to undeserved dangers in international lands,” he mentioned.
Mr Farinloye mentioned the returnees have been obtained by NEMA, alongside with other sister companies similar to; Immigration Carrier, Refugee Commission, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Police.
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