826 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya in one month
Written by Morenike Adebayo on November 1, 2017
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, says a total of eight hundred and twenty-six Nigerians stranded in Libya while trying to get to Europe, voluntarily returned from the North African country in October.
The Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihajja, made the disclosure while receiving a fresh batch of two hundred and seventy Nigerians who arrived the country on Tuesday.
Mr. Maihajja, represented by the South West Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Suleiman Yakubu, said the returnees were assisted back to Nigeria by the International Organisation for Migration, IOM, and the European Union, EU.
He said that the fresh batch added to one hundred and thirty-eight Nigerians earlier brought back on October third; two hundred and fifty-seven on October twenty-fourth and one hundred and sixty-one on October twenty-sixth made the total number of returnees in October eight hundred and twenty-six.
The NEMA boss urged the returnees to contribute their quota to national development, stressing that the quest to build Nigeria required the support of all and sundry.