Posted by Sade Williams
The Nigerian Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said on Wednesday it has received another batch of 140 Voluntary Nigerian Returnees from Libya.
The Acting Zonal Coordinator, Mr. Segun Afolayan received the Returnees on behalf of the Federal Government at the Cargo Wing of MMIA around 10:38 p. M on Tuesday, 18 December, 2018.
The Assisted Voluntary Returnees consisted of 39 adult females and 8 female children along with 76 adult male and 17 male children arrived Nigeria aboard a Libya Airline were facilitated by IOM with funding by EU.
This has brought the total number of those brought back to Nigeria from January 2018 till date to 4,123 and the total brought back since April 2017 till date to 11,833.
Afolayan on behalf of Federal Government thanked the initiative of IOM in assisting the Nigerians back home and assured the UN body that the various Federal Agencies have benefited in various ways since the MOU with body began since 2011.
He said that though the IOM has been partnering with NEMA long before this time and what have been achieved at all levels of contact have a service to humanity, even as dynamic as management of human beings are, we are grateful for the service.
The feedback from the Migrants Resource Centres have been very positive and encouraging, the recording of over 3,000 enquiries by prospective migrants and assistance given by the centres are very commendable
It will be recalled that the IOM in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Labour have established a 3 Migrants Resource Centres in Abuja, Benin and Lagos. The Centres are opened for any intending migrants to access for enquiries on information about the prospective country of destination, the various job opportunities in the country, safest route and other important information would be provided to Nigerians who intend travel in regular process.