Indigenes of Osun state who were recently evacuated by the federal government from Libya have been reunited with their families.

The returnees were handed over to their relatives in Osogbo by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Mudasiru Toogun.

The sum of N10,000 was also given to each of the returnees by the Osun state government.

The returnees, which include nine females, a young man and a five-month-old baby, arrived Nigeria two weeks ago.

They were received at the Hajj Camp, Port Harcourt International Airport before they were transferred to the care of the Osun state government in Osogbo and profiled.

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Speaking at the farewell ceremony, Toogun said the concern of the state government about the plight of Osun indigenes within and outside the country necessitated its prompt attention to the returnees.

He urged the Osun Libya Returnees to comport themselves and behave well in the society, and also appealed to their relatives to embrace and accord them with love, care and affection.

One of the parents of the returnees who pleaded anonymity appreciated the state government for the hospitality and care bestowed on their children.

He urged the government not to relent in its efforts to re-integrate them into the society to become responsible citizens.


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