159 Nigerians deported from Libya

159 Nigerians deported from Libya


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday received 159 Nigerians deported from Libya.

The deportees landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.

NEMA Director-General, Habib Mustapha, represented by the Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, Ibrahim Farinloye said the deportees arrived at the cargo wing of the MMIA at about 7.10p.m. aboard Al Buraq Airline with registration number 5A-DMG.

They returned with the support of International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through a voluntary repatriation programme for the distressed.

The returnees are 67 male adults, 80 female adults, six male and four female children, with two infants (one male and one female).

“It is normal in life to struggle for better and improved livelihoods but in the struggle, we must avoid endangering our lives. There is nowhere in the world that its citizens will not have to strive in attaining good life within the limited resources available in that country. Nigeria is well endowed far more than most countries that young Nigerians are travelling to in seeking greener pastures that are no longer there,” he said.

The NEMA chief urged citizens to look inward and take advantage of the countless opportunities in the country.

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