EuropeByRoad: 257 Stranded Nigerians Return From Libya
The sojourn of 257 Nigerians in Libya has finally come to an abrupt end.
The returnees, who were assisted by the International Organisation for Migration, were received by some officials of NEMA at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
They were said to have indicated their interest to return home after failed attempts to cross over to Europe through the north African country.
The Zonal Coordinator of NEMA South-West, Suleiman Yakubu, said the Italian government provided the aircraft while the European Union would provide reintegration facilities.
Yakubu, who represented the Director-General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihajja, said the Federal Government was making efforts to curtail illegal migration.
“Our youths need to embrace the change mantra of the Federal Government rather than seeking greener pastures where they don’t exist,” he said.
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