43 Nigerians deported from Germany, Belgium, Italy over immigration offences

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43 Nigerians were deported from Germany, Belgium and Italy on Thursday night for immigration related offences and unruly behaviour.

They arrived through Hi-Fly chartered Airbus 330 with registration number CS-TQW at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) at exactly 8:45 p.m.

They were received on arrival by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the police, among others.

According to Bandele Onimode, deputy director, search and rescue, NEMA,  the deportees comprised 33 from Italy; seven from Belgium and three from Germany.

Onimode who represented the DG of NEMA, Alhaji Mohammed Sidi said the agency would make sure they are comfortable and see them to their various destinations.

He urged them to stay in the country and develop it.

“They are coming back almost empty and this is a lesson to them to settle down home and be useful to their country. We will ensure that they are well catered for”.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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