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Another 149 Nigerian deportees arrive from Libya (Photo)

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Another 149 Nigerian deportees arrive from Libya (Photo)

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 NEMA has received 149 Nigerians who voluntarily returned from Libya
– They were handed over to the southwest zonal coordinator of NEMA, Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman
– The returnees comprised 107 male adults, 37 female adults including a medical case, four female children and one female infant
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received 149 Nigerians who voluntarily returned from Libya.
In a statement obtained from NEMA, 9jahitplay.com gathered that the returnees arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Thursday, March 22, aboard a chartered flight operated by Buraq Airline with registration number 5A-DMG.

The aircraft landed at about 10:45 p.m. at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
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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 southwest 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.
Yakubu admonished the returnees to shun the urge of seeking greener pastures outside the country.
He said that all nations in the world were facing various challenges as a result of global economic meltdown.
The coordinator said the Nigerian economy had exited recession due to the ingenuity of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, adding that they should join hand in building the country.
“Nigeria has more than enough resources to cater for our needs but it is left for every one 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.
He also said the IOM had assisted over 7,000 Nigerians back from Libya under the voluntary return assistance programme and would continue to assist persons who indicate interest to return.
It was gathered that the returnees were also received by officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigeria police.

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