138 more Nigerians return from Libya
No fewer than 138 Nigerians yesterday returned from Libya after being stranded in the war-torn country for months. The voluntary returnees made it home with the help of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
The Guardian learnt that the flight, with Registration No 5ADM touched down at the Cargo wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport around 8:05p.m.
Those repatriated comprised 65 female adults, two teenage girls and two infants baby girls, while the male adults were 64, two teenage boys and three infants baby boys.
The number of adults who were brought back by the IOM was 129 with four teenagers and five infants, making a total of 138 returnees on the expression of interest to return to the country.
The Zonal Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in South West, Suleiman Yakubu, received the returnees on behalf of the Director General.
Yakubu urged them to see the brighter future ahead of the country to avail themselves of the various government initiatives to tackle the country’s challenges.
He added that Nigeria was already on the right track to its lost glory with the efforts to create more job opportunities in various fields of endeavours.
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