128 Nigerians who were stranded in Libya have returned to the country. They were received by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday.
The returnees consisting of 126 males alongside two females. The women and four of the males are in bad health as at the time of their arrival.
They were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration and handed over to NEMA, arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 5.40pm, aboard an aircraft with flight no BURAQ 189 and registration number REG NO 5A ONA.
The Director General of NEMA, Mr. Mustapha Maihajja, who was represented by the South-West Zonal Coordinator, Suleiman Yakubu, at the airport, said Nigerian youths should desist from seeking greener pastures in foreign land.
“They would continue to be less human and may suffer numerous denials in foreign lands especially when they try to enter illegally. There are many opportunities here and the country is gradually getting back on track with greater prospects for every Nigerian to be proud of.
“After the programmes, every returnees will be empowered to start a new life with lots of incentives,” he said.