167 Stranded Nigerians Repatriated From Libya
167 Nigerians stranded in Libya have been repatriated to the country.
The returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on Tuesday night.
The returnees comprised of 65 adult females, eight female children, 76 male adults and 18 male children.
The reception exercise, which was coordinated by the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons and Facilitated by IOM under the EU/IOM Return and Reintegration initiative successfully received and profiled the returnees.
Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Mustapha Habib, who received them, advised the youth to look beyond seeking greener pastures in foreign lands.
The DG, who was represented by the NEMA Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye, urged the returnees to look inward towards making the best use of abundant resources abound in Nigeria.