165 Nigerian migrants arrive Lagos from Libya


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Lagos received 165 Nigerian migrants who voluntarily returned from Libya.

The migrants arrived the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Thursday night aboard a chartered flight operated by Buraq Airline with registration number 5A-DMG.

The migrants included 68 female adults, six female children and 89 male adults and one male infant.

They were handed over to the South West Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman, by the Head of International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Mission in Nigeria, Enira Krdzalic.

Krdzalic said IOM in collaboration with the European Union (EU) had repatriated 7,746 Nigerians from Libya under its voluntary return and rehabilitation programme.

According to her, 600 returnees have been rehabilitated already, while another 200 are to be rehabilitated.

She urged the Nigerian government to improve efforts towards positively engaging the youths by partnering with more international agencies to create employment opportunities in the country.