The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced its successful reception of 108 Nigerian migrants who found themselves stranded in the neighboring country, Niger Republic.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Mr. Alexander Oturu, the Southwest Zonal Coordinator of the National Commission For Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), conveyed this information through a statement released in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to the NCFRMI, the group of Nigerians includes 32 adult males, 29 adult females, 44 children, and three infants. These individuals have been facing challenges in Niger.
These stranded migrants have been temporarily housed at the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency camp, thanks to a tripartite agreement between the NCFRMI, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the Lagos State government. This arrangement offers them a safe haven before they receive onward transportation allowances to help them reach their final destinations.
Mr. Oturu noted that the return of these migrants was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Nigerian Mission in Niamey and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This successful repatriation demonstrates the commitment of the Nigerian government to ensuring the welfare and well-being of its citizens, even in challenging circumstances.