NEMA Recorded 149 Returnees From Lybya


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received no fewer than 149 Nigerians who voluntarily returned from Libya.

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It was gathered that the returnees arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, aboard a chartered flight operated by Buraq Airline with registration number 5A-DMG Thursday night.

The aircraft landed at about 10:45 p.m. at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The returnees comprised 107 male adults, 37 female adults including a medical case, four female children and one female infant.

Abrham Tamrat, the Programme Manager of International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Lagos, handed the returnees over to Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman, the South West Zonal Coordinator of NEMA.

Suleiman thanked the IOM and the European Union (EU) for facilitating the repatriation of the Nigerians who had been stranded en route from Libya to Europe.

“Nigeria has more than enough resources to cater for our needs but it is left for everyone of us to tap from any of these abundant resources,” Suleiman said.

He assured them that both the federal and state governments had lots of incentives for their rehabilitation and reintegration to complement the efforts of EU and IOM.