Posted by Sade Williams
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has received a fresh batch of 141 Nigerians, including 11 pregnant women Nigerians from Libya.
They were assisted back to Nigeria by IOM through the assistance of European Uunion.
Receiving the Nigerians who were mostly from city Centre of Tripoli, the capital of distressed country, Libya, Mr. Segun Afolayan, Chief Planning Officer, on behalf of the Director General and other Federal Agencies, welcome the Voluntary Returnees back in the country.
Afolayan urged the Returnees to turn a leave in the forging ahead in their future endeavours and not allow the unfortunate experiences to negatively impact on their lives.
“Truly, you had bad experiences differently collectively and individually but these should be the motivation for you to make positive decision to see the brighter future ahead of you. This is because, no one can tell the story more than you and making the better use of your lives are essential.
“Please Federal Government is urging you to be ambassadors of positive change by taking the anti-irregular migration to those still aspiring to take dangerous journey. You can Talk to them in the language they will understand most”.
The AL Buraq flight number UZ189 arrived MMIA. Cargo Wing, Ikeja at 10:45 p. m yesterday with 71 female adults, 3 female children and 3 female infants. Also, there are 53 male adults, 6 male children and 5 male infants.
Amongst them were 2 medical cases, 9 families and 11 pregnant women.
Agencies who joined NEMA in the operation were Nigeria Immigration Service, Refugee Commission, Federtal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN and Port Health, among others.