Nigerian returnees arrive Lagos Airport from Libya


Nigeria’s national Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday received a batch of 257 Nigerian voluntary returnees from Libya who were stranded in the course of their failed attempt to cross over to Europe.

The Airbus A330-200 flight with registration number 5A- LAT touched down at MMIA Ikeja at 9:15 p.m  on Tuesday and the International Organization of Migration handed  the returnees over to the Zonal Coordinator of NEMA Southwest, Alh Suleiman Yakubu on behalf of Federal Government.

The breakdown of the returnees include 241 adult female, two adult children five infants female, four male adults, four male children and one male infant.

The Director General of NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Maihajja represented by the zonal coordinator enjoined the returnees to embrace the change mantra of the Federal Government to be positive i

He appealed to them that no one will treat them as second citizen because they are to enjoy their full rights unlike foreign countries where they would be regarded as second citizens without certain benefits especially those that are illegal migrants.

The returnees were given food on arrival and tokens for their transportation to their respective destinations.

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Godwin Okafor is a financial journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and the Founder Naija247news Media Ltd He has over 16 experiences in journalism, which cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career in Business Day, Where he was a senior editorial graphic artist, before he left to start Naija247news, An Online Financial Newspaper in 2010. He has won series of awards and he is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of and also sits on the board of Students In Business Awards, (SIBA).


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