By LOVETH AZODO, Lagos
Through the assistance of European Union, the National Emergency Management Agency ( NEMA) have received another 141 Stranded Nigerians from Libya to their Father’s land.
The returnees who were assisted back by International Organisation of Migration (IOM) on Tuesday via a AL Buraq flight number UZ189 consist of 71 female adults, 3 female children and 3 female infants. Also, there are 53 male adults, 6 male children and 5 male infants. The flight arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport ( MMIA) Ikeja at 10:45 p.m MMIA Cargo Wing, Ikeja
According to Mr Segun Afolayan, Chief Planning Officer, the returnees were mostly from the city Centre of Tripoli, the capital of distressed country, Libya, adding that amongst them were 2 medical cases, 9 families and 11 pregnant women.
Afolayan who welcomed the Voluntary Returnees back in the country on behalf of the Director General, NEMA and other Federal Agencies urged them to turn a leave in the forging ahead in their future endeavours and not allow the unfortunate experiences to negatively impact on their lives
“Truly, you had bad experiences differently collectively and individually but these should be the motivation for you to make positive decision to see the brighter future ahead of you. This is because, no one can tell the story more than you and making the better use of your lives are essential.”
“Please Federal Government is urging you to be ambassadors of positive change by taking the anti-irregular migration to those still aspiring to take dangerous journey. You can Talk to them in the language they will understand most.” he said
Agencies who joined NEMA in the operation were Immigration Service, NAPTIP, Refugee Commission, FAAN and Port HEALTH