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FG Receives 162 Stranded Nigerians From Libya

The Federal Government (FG) has received one hundred and sixty two Stranded Nigerians from Libya.

According to the Acting Coordinator, NEMA South West, Ibrahim Farinloye, the stranded Nigerians arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport this morning at about 0210hours after they took off from Tripoli, Libya at about 2210hours yesterday.

The Returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through the Voluntary Repatriation Programme for the distressed who had left the country to seek greener pasture in various European country but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated.

The International Organisation for Migration since 2017 had assisted over 22,000 distressed Nigerians back to the country.

The breakdown of Returnees that arrived are 98 adult females, 28 adult males, 19 female children and 5 male children, 9 female infants and 3 male infants.

Amongst the Returnees were 5 who had various degrees of health related issues.

Agencies on ground that received the Returnees are Port Health Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health, Nationaal Commission for Resilience, Migration and IDPs, NEMA and the Nigerian Immigration Services.

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