one hundred and sixty stranded Nigerians return from Libya

A new batch of one hundred and sixty stranded Nigerians in Libya have arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport Abuja, from Tripoli, Libya, early morning today.
Federal Government of Nigeria facilitated the evacuation exercise in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration.
The Returnees who were aboard a chartered flight comprised of 98 adults and 62 children. Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NIDCOM, NIS and NCDC, were on hand to receive the returnees and ensure all COVID -19 protocols were dutifully observed.
Amb. Bolaji Akinremi, Director Consular and Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while addressing the returnees, urged them to assist government in its effort in creating awareness on challenges associated with irregular migration by sharing their experiences.
The Returnees have been accommodated at the FCT Hajj camp to observe the mandatory 14 days isolation as part of the COVID-19 protocol.

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