The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has disclosed that a total number of 12,574 stranded Nigerians have been repatriated back from Libya.
The Coordinator of NEMA’s Lagos Territorial Office, Mallam Idris Muhammed, made this known when he received 174 newly repatriated Assisted Voluntary Returnees from Libya.
According to him over 4,900 of the returnees had been trained on various skill acquisition and empowerment training by IOM through special funding facilitated by the European Union.
He also said most of them had set up various businesses in their choice of occupation.
He explained that the Thursday flight was the 64th since the Programme of Assisted Voluntary Returnees initiated by EU but being implemented by IOM started in April, 2017.
The returnees were brought back aboard Al Buraq Airline in Boeing 737-800 aircraft with flight number UZ 389-390 and registration number 5A-DMG from Sebha City.
They arrived Cargo Wing of MMIA, Ikeja, Nigeria at about 9:45 p.m.