4 pregnant women among 140 fresh Libya returnees


A new batch of Libya returnees arrived the country on Thursday aboard Airbus 320 with registration number LZ-MDI operated by VIA Airways.
The arrival which was facilitated by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU), saw no fewer than 140 Nigerian nationals comprising 54 adult females — four of them pregnant — and seven female children as well as 79 adult males and four male children return home from the oil rich country.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the aircraft landed at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 10.30 pm.
The South West Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu, received the returnees on behalf of Federal Government.
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) , Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Police, were also on ground to facilitate the process.
The returnees each got £100 from the FG, while some state governments made available means of transportation to ferry them back to their states of Indigene.
Telco giant, Airtel, working with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, as well gifted the returnees free mobile phone handsets and SIM cards to facilitate their reintegration.

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