Regrets As 149 More Nigerians Return From Libya
Ms Aminat Sunday is one of the 149 Nigerians that returned to Nigeria in the early hours of Friday.
Her sojourn for greener pasture did not yield anything green, but a fair share of pains that go with serving a task master.
She had left Nigeria with the hope of arriving in Europe someday, but her journey ended in Libya where she became a maid.
Aminat had laboured in vain for one whole year, paying her trafficker with her full year wages after arriving in Libya.
The 29-years-old lady, who hails from Ifo Local Government Area (LGA) of Ogun state, said she regretted embarking on the journey as she had a very difficult experience in Libya.
On arrival at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 1.20 a.m. on Friday, she told reporters that family burdens and persuasion from her trafficker made her decided to leave Nigeria.
“I was working as a housemaid cleaning tiles but the work made me to come back home because it is very stressful, tiring and have serious health problems on my body.
“To be sincere, Nigeria is far better than Libya, I have learned my lessons in wrong way but thank God I am still alive,” Aminat said.
She then advised other youths to learn from her experience and shun the urge of irregular migration in search of greener pastures.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received the batch of 149 stranded Nigerians from Libya, which Aminat was part of.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria the returnees were brought back in a Buraq Airlines Boeing 737-8000 aircraft with registration number 5A-DMG by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) under its Assisted Voluntary Return Programme.
The spokesperson for NEMA, South West Zone, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, said the majority of the returnees came back from Tripoli, the capital city of the volatile North African country.
Farinloye said they comprised of 81 adult males, 56 adult females, two male children, eight male infants, one female child and two female infants.
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