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FG expresses worry over fate of Nigerians in Libya, Cote’ d’ Ivoire

…approves additional flight to Tripoli

President Goodluck Jonathan has shown greater commitment and concern towards the plights of distressed Nigerians in crisis-ridden countries, including Libya and Cote’ d’ Ivoire, and would ensure their safety and protection.

Director-General of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Muhammad Sani-Sidi, disclosed this weekend when he received the executive members of Afrikan Health and Development Support Initiative, AHADSI, who paid him a courtesy call.

Sani-Sidi, who disclosed that after the recent arrival of 128 of 170 Nigerians stranded in Tunisian border who came through Malta, courtesy of International Organisation for Migration and UN Agency for Refugees, said President Jonathan gave approval for additional flights for the continuation of evacuation of Nigerians trapped in Tripoli International Airport.

He said: “President Jonathan as the chairman of the AU’s Peace and Security Council and current head of the regional grouping ECOWAS, is concerned about Nigerians as well as stability in the continent.

“The evacuation of Nigerians from Libya is done with high sense of sensitivity, responsiveness and mutual respects as not to put lives of our citizens in jeopardy. That is why the media and the citizens should be cautious of sensationalisation and unwarranted speculation that could create some security risk.”


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