Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday received 174 stranded Nigerian returnees from Libya.
NigeriaCrime.com gathered that on arrival the new batch of returnees was received by the Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Habib Ahmed who was represented by the Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye.
The Returnees 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.
According to the territorial Office Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye the
profiles of the Returnees show that 69 female adults, five female children, and 10 female infants were brought back.”
Explaining Farinloye, stated that also on aboard the flight were 75 male adults, 12 male children, and three male infants. Among the Returnees are 23 with minor medical cases.”
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with European Union has been repatriating thousands of stranded Nigerian from various countries since 2017 through a special Assisted Voluntary Repatriation programme.
Nigeriacrime.com learned this year alone, that today’s flight makes the 12th flight recorded at the end of Lagos’s 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 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,h and the Nigeria Police Force to receive the Returnees back to the country