Another 167 stranded Nigerians from Libya arrive Lagos   

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Another 167 stranded Nigerians from Libya arrive Lagos   


Another batch of 167 stranded Nigerians in Libya were flown into the country Monday evening.

The returnees who were received by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) at Murtatala Mohammed Airport, (MMA) Lagos have brought the total number of those brought back to the country in the last few days to 532

They were assisted back to Nigeria by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) and comprised of 21 adult females, 145 adult males and one child.

The Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, , Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu, who received them confirmed that three of them had medical cases and were promptly given treatment by doctors and paramedics.

He added that two of the sick persons were now in stable condition, while the third person had been referred to hospital for further treatment.

He advised the returnees to acquire vocational skills or further their education to contribute their quota to national development.

Also on hand to receive them  were officials of Nigerian Immigration Service, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Police.



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