June 8, 2023

108 stranded Nigerians from Libya arrive Lagos

stranded Nigerians from Libya

By Esther Onyegbula & Onah Uguoma

THE National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has received another batch of 108 stranded Nigerians from Tripoli, Libya.

The returnees, who were assisted back to the country through a special intervention of the International Organisation for Migration, IOM, arrived aboard Al Buraq Air Boeing 737-800, with registration number 5A-DMG, at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja.

Among the returnees were 46 female adults, two female children and female infant.

In addition to this, 52 male adults, four male children and four infant males were also among the returnees.

Receiving the voluntary assisted returnees back in the country, Director-General of the agency, Mustapha Ahmed, represented by the Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye emphasised the new administration’s determination to tackle the challenges facing the country and embark on measures that would turn around the national economy for positive development.

Alhaji Habib-Ahmed also said that the President was sending his promise that his administration would not leave the youths behind as a factor in the governance of the nation to incorporate their energy and technological skills, which are the major impetus in aiding any progressive society in the world.

“The President will evolve a policy that youths and women will actively participate in the implementation of all policies.

“The youths will be the driving force of all decisions in the current administration because of the importance that the leadership of this nation has placed on tapping the potential abound in the largest segment of the population.”

He urged the returnees to use the opportunity of their return to the country to be ambassadors of good tidings to other youths still planning to travel outside.

“The green pastures are here, let us tend the pastures to maturity, so that benefits can be everlasting,” he said.

Other agencies that were on ground to receive the returnees were National Commission for Refugees, Migration and Internally Displaced Persons, the Federal Ministry of Health, Port Health, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Nigeria Police.