The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday said 12,574 Nigerians have so far returned from Libya under the Assisted Voluntary Returnees Programme, which began in April 2017. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the the Coordinator, NEMA Lagos Territorial Office, Mallam Idris Muhammed made this while receiving a fresh batch of 174 Nigerians who arrived from Libya on Thursday night. Muhammed lauded the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) for facilitating the return of Nigerians stranded in the volatile North African country. He said the new returnees arrived on the 64th flight facilitated by the IOM and EU. “The males were composed of 74 male adults, 12 male children and four male infants making a total of 90 males,” the NEMA coordinator said.
Source: Libya Today March 15, 2019 07:52 UTC