Another batch of One Hundred and Seventy-five (175) Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya on Tuesday .aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft with r...
Another batch of One Hundred and Seventy-five (175) Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya on Tuesday .aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft with registration number TS-INA.
The aircraft landed at 7.50p.m at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The returnees were 122 males and females, 10 children and nine infants.
They were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya.
The returnees were received at the Hajj Camp area of the airport by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Police.
On the ground to receive them , they were officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Addressing the newsmen, Air Commodore Paul Ohemu, Director, Search and Rescue, NEMA, he said the agency in collaboration with the IOM was working to stem irregular migration and return stranded Nigerians from Libya.
Paul Ohemu advised Nigerians to stay back and contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.
He said “There are a lot of things you can do in Nigeria here. “You don’t have to travel outside the country in search of greener pastures. “My advice to parents is to keep tab on their children and to ensure that they know where their children are going and not to be deceived by phantom promises,” he said.
Ohemu disclosed that ,NEMA and some state governments had put various schemes in place to help rehabilitate and reintegrate the returnees into the society.