The International Organisation for
Migration (IOM) on Tuesday, August 23rd facilitated the repatriation of 241 Nigerian returnees who were
stranded in Libya. It was learnt that the returnees arrived in the country on Tuesday around 3.45pm through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The worried-looking Nigerians were received by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, who assisted them with food and transport fares.
Some who were sick, were taken to
Lagos State University Teaching
Hospital, Ikeja, for treatment. NEMA Spokesperson, South-West
zone, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the
returnees had been dispatched to
their various destinations.
He explained that of the 241
repatriated, 174 were males while
67 were females.
He said, “The International
Organisation for Migration facilitated
the repatriation of 241 Nigerian
returnees from Libya today
“The breakdown indicates that 67
were females (six under 18 years
and four under four years) and 174
males (three under 18 years and one under four years).
“Three of the sick returnees, two
females and one male, are currently
receiving medical treatments at
“NEMA received the returnees at the
MMIA, Lagos, and gave them
refreshments before facilitating their
transportation to their respective
states of origin with transport
fares. The returnees are some of the stranded Nigerians seeking greener pastures in foreign land through Libya.”