NEMA receives 193 Nigerian returnees from Libya

National Emergency Management Agency-NEMA has received another batch of 193 stranded Nigerians from Libya.

Acting Zonal Coordinator, NEMA, South West Zone, Segun Afolayan, who confirmed the development to newsmen in Lagos, said the Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos aboard a chartered Nouvel Air aircraft with registration number UZ 189.

According to him, the returnees were assisted back home by the International Organization for Migration under its Assisted Voluntary Return Programme.

Afolayan said the returnees comprised 81 female adults, one female child and 14 female infants, adding that 87 male adults, five male children and five male infants also made up the list.

He however urged Nigerians to stop stigmatizing returnees who went outside the country in search of greener pastures.

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