On Wednesday, 3rd October, at about 2:10 am, the Federal Government of Nigeria received stranded Nigerians from Libya at the Muritala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
It was reported by the Southwest Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) that the returnees took off from Tripoli in Libya, and they included 126 Adults, 31 Children and 12 infants.
Mr Ibrahim Farinloye also said five of the returnees have various degrees of health-related issues. They were received by the Port Health Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health, National Commission for Resilience, Migration and IDPs, the Nigerian Immigration Service and NEMA.
Stranded Nigerians Return from Libya
Farinloye said the stranded Nigerians were repatriated to the country by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through the Voluntary Repatriation Programme, which had assisted over 22,000 distressed Nigerians back to the country since 2017.
IOM also said in their statement that these are people who left the country to seek greener pastures in different European countries but could not afford to comeback home after their plan was foiled.