By Louis Ibah
No fewer than 138 Nigerian who were stranded in Libya have returned to the country. The returnees were brought into the country on Tuesday via an aircraft with registration number 5ADM which touched down at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) around 8:0. 5pm
The Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in South West, Mr Suleiman Yakubu who welcomed the returnees urged them to see a brighter future ahead of them and avail themselves of the various government initiatives put in place to create jobs and grow the economy. He said the returnees voluntarily agreed to be brought back to Nigerian when their efforts at crossing over to Europe were truncated due to difficulties in reaching their expected destinations.
“Nigeria is already on the right track to recover its lost glory with efforts to create more job opportunities in various fields of endeavours,” he said.
Those repatriated comprised 65 female adults, two teenage girls and two infants baby girls while the males among them included 64 adults, two teenage boys and three infant baby boys. (The Sun)