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NEMA Receives Fresh Batch of 174 Stranded Libya Returnees



NEMA Receives Fresh Batch of 174 Stranded Libya Returnees

Authority of the National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) has received fresh batch of 174 stranded Nigerian Returnees from Libya.

The Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Habib Ahmed who was represented by the Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye, while receiving the new bach on arrival disclosed that they were
brought back aboard Al-Buraq Air Boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG.

The Boeing landed at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammad International Airport at about 1535 hours with 69 female adults, 5 female children and 10 female infants were brought back.

Also aboard the flight are 75 male adults, 12 male children and 3 male infants.
Among the Returnees are 23 with minor medical cases.

NEMA Receives Fresh Batch of 174 Stranded Libya Returnees

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with European Union have been repatriating thousands of stranded Nigerian from various countries since 2017 through a special Assisted Voluntary Repatriation programme.

This year alone, today’s flight makes it the 12th flights recorded at the Lagos end of the exercise. Altogether, about 2, 044 Nigerian Returnees from Libya have been assisted back to the country through Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja.

Out of these, 848 male adults, 719 female adults, 180 children and 123 infants made up the total number number of 2,044 have been brought so far in 2022.

Agencies present at the reception centre included Nigeria Immigration Service, FAAN, Refugee Commission, NAPTIP, Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Police Force to receive the Returnees back to the country.

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NEMA Receives Fresh Batch of 174 Stranded Libya Returnees

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