By toyboy07 • 15th Mar 2019 • 61 views • 13 comments

Another batch of 174 Nigerians stranded in the North African country,

Libya were on Thursday night deported. The deportees were received

at the cargo wing of the Lagos International Airport by officials of

National Emergency Management Agency.

The Coordinator, of NEMA’s Lagos Territorial Office, Mallam Idris

Muhammed noted that with this batch, the total number of stranded

Nigerians deported from Libya is now 12,574. In

addition, Muhammed said over 4,900 of the deportees have been

trained on various skill acquisition and empowerment training by

International Organization for Migration, IOM through Special

Funding facilitated by the European Union.

He said most of them have set up various businesses in their choice

of occupation. He explained that Thursday’s flight was the 64 flights

since the Programme of Assisted Voluntary Returnees initiated by

European Union but being implemented by IOM started in April, 2017.

The deportees were brought back aboard Al Buraq Airline in Boeing

737-800 aircraft with flight number UZ 389-390 and registration

number 5A-DMG from Sebha City and arrived Cargo Wing of MMIA,

Ikeja, Nigeria about 9:45 p.m.

The deportees includes 62 adult females, 11 female children and 11

female infants, bringing the total number of females to 84 f while the

males comprise 74 male adults, 12 male children and 15 male

infants making it a total of 90 males .

Whilst addressing the deportees on arrival, the Coordinator assured

them of Federal Government’s readiness to continue supporting and

collaborating with other Development Partners in providing enabling

environment for the realization of their potential.

He empahsised that FG will continue to strengthen her assistance to

state and local government authorities in rehabilitating deportees into

their communities.

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