At least 95 Nigerians stranded in Libya have arrived in Lagos.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the story on Wednesday.
The Nigerians arrived at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Tuesday evening.
Alhaji Habib Mustapha, the general manager of NEMA who was represented by the interim coordinator of NEMA’s Lagos territorial office, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed this to the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Lagos.
Farinloye said the stranded Nigerians arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Tuesday evening around 8:18 pm with Al Buraq airline, number UZ189 / 16 / 5A- DMG-MJI AD15: 50
He said the returnees were brought back to Nigeria by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) through a voluntary repatriation program for people in need who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries but could not afford to come back when their journey has become frustrating …
Farinloye noted that the returnees are 60 adult males, 29 adult females, three males and one teenager, with two infants (one boy and one girl).
He said among the returnees were two males who had varying degrees of health problems
Mustapha advised returnees to move on and assured that the federal government and IOM, along with other international partners, will not let them down as Nigerians, providing them with the environment that allows them to realize their potential.