07 December 2018
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 193 stranded Nigerians from Libya.
Mr Segun Afolayan, Acting Zonal Coordinator, NEMA, South West Zone, confirmed the development to the newsmen on Friday in Lagos.
Afolayan said the Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 8.32pm on Thursday aboard a chartered Nouvel Air aircraft with registration number UZ 189.
He said the returnees were assisted back home by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) under its Assisted Voluntary Return Programme.
Afolayan the returnees comprised 81 female adults, one female child and 14 female infants. He said they also included 87 male adults, five male children and five male infants. Afolayan urged Nigerians to stop stigmatising returnees who went outside the country in search of greener pastures.