FG repatriates 242 Nigerians from Libya

FG repatriates 242 Nigerians from Libya
November 29 18:07 2017

By Nasir Kura

The Federal Government of Nigeria has lifted 242 citizens stranded in Libya to the country.

This followed several ‘save our soul’ messages which the migrants sent to the Nigerian government.

Nigerians numbering 242 from Libya were returned to the country. The returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos on Libyan Airline plane.

A recording artist, Nikki Laoye, was at the airport along with officials of National Emergency Management Agency, International Organization of Migration and National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons to receive the Libyan returnees

“One of the Nigerian Migrants from Libya couldn’t walk, He was bodily carried off the plane by one of his friends (a fellow migrant),” the artiste wrote as caption to a video she posted on her Instagram page.

“NEMA had a wheelchair and fully functional Ambulance on standby which was used for a quick evaluation and transportation of the young man from the tarmac.”

The Federal Government had promised to intervene and rescue Nigerian migrants in the North African country.

In a statement, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said it was liaising with the Libyan officials on repatriating Nigerians from the country.

The ministry spokesman, Tiwatope Elias-Fatile said the mission has been visiting detention camps to identify Nigerians for registration and to issue Emergency Travelling Certificates to them.