NEMA receives 159 Nigerians stranded from Libya at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Written by on February 24, 2022


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday received 159 Nigerians stranded from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

Director-General, Alhaji Habib Mustapha, represented by the Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of the Agency, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development to the Newsmen 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 for the distressed who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated.

Farinloye said that the returnees are 67 male adults, 80 female adults, six males and four female children, with two infants (one male and the other female).

The returnees were received by NEMA, along with other sister agencies such as: Immigration Service, Refugee Commission, FAAN and the Nigeria Police.

Ango Bally                            

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