Another batch of 145 distressed Nigerians arrive home from Libya
London, April 30, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has received another batch of 145 distressed Nigerians from Libya.
The Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Alhaji Idris Abubakar Muhammad received the returnees on behalf of other national agencies on Monday night.
The returnees were brought back to Nigeria by the International Office for Migration, IOM aboard Boeing 737-85k in Al Buraq Air flight number 189/29 and registration number 5A-DMG B738 from war Tripoli.
After profiling, the returnees comprised 99 males, 11 children and 35 females.
The Coordinator on arrival admonished the returnees to learn lessons from what they had gone through and to always be ready to make the best use of opportunities available in Nigeria.
The Coordinator also called on all those who were still thinking of embarking on such dangerous journey to think twice and desist from embarking on the journey as the situation along the routes were more dangerous than the challenges being faced here in the country.
The IOM and the Federal Ministry of Labour have jointly opened Migrants Resource Centre to assist any potential migrants to make enquiries about their indented host country, the best mode of transportation to use, security situations in the host country as well as job opportunities there to help them make the best decision.
These centres are located in Lagos, Abuja and Benin City, Edo state.
Other national agencies that participated in the reception of the returnees are Immigration Services, NAPTIP, and Refugee Commission.