Over 100 Nigerians have been deported from Libya; 126 males and 2 females, of which both females and 4 males have medical conditions.

 

Suleman Yakubu, South West Zonal Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) who represented the Director General, NEMA, Mr Mustapha Maihaja at the airport alongside National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigerian Police, said that Nigerian youths must desist from traveling without legal documents as they may encounter a lot of rejection upon entering a country illegally.

 

He urged Nigerian parents to ensure they are aware of where their children are traveling to and avoid being deceived by promises made by people.

 

Mr Maihaja advised youths to stay back in order to contribute their quota to the socio-economic development and growth of the country.

 

He stated that NEMA in collaboration with some State Governments have various schemes in place to help rehabilitate and reintegrate returnees into the society.

 

“After the programmes, every returnee will be empowered to start a new life with lots of incentives,” he said.

 

It should be worthy of note that in 2017 alone, over 2,000 persons were deported from Libya and about 540 have been scheduled to be deported from Libya in three batches from August, 2017.

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