CEM REPORT | In line with government’s commitment to ensure Nigerians are not stranded aboard, Nigerians from Libya who were victims of human trafficking are being repatriated.
The evacuees, 166 in number are expected to arrive in Nigeria via the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
This is according to a statement by the Charge d’ Affairs of the Nigerian Mission in Libya, Kabiru Musa, as report by NAN.
He said the evacuation was voluntary adding that the exercise was sponsored by the Federal Government in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration and the support of the Libyan authorities.
He further said the evacuees have departed Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli.
“Today again, we have successfully evacuated another batch of stranded Nigerians in Libya, who will be reuniting with their families any moment from now by God’s grace.
“The 166 Nigerian returnees departed Mitiga International Airport aboard a chattered BURAQ Air Flight UZ189MJI and expected to arrive at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos
“This continuous evacuation is in line with the commitments of the Nigerian government of not allowing any of its citizen remain stranded abroad.
“Libya is a transit country for those trying to cross over to other parts of the world through irregular routes, that is why we have so many stranded Nigerians here,”
Musa said arrangements had been made to receive the returnee on arrival in Nigeria, and help them reintegrate into the society.
He reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to bring home any of its citizens who wanted to voluntarily return, through the Mission.