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  The International Organization for Migration IOM and the Federal Government repatriated another 162 stranded Nigerians from Libya on Tuesday as part of their ongoing voluntary evacuation exercise Mr Kabiru Musa Charge d Affaires of the Nigerian Mission in Libya revealed this in a statement made available to the Nigerian News Agency in Abuja Musa said the 162 evacuees including 94 men 41 women 14 children and 11 babies were expected to arrive at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Tuesday He said that the Nigerian Mission in Libya under the direction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had carried out a series of evacuation exercises for Nigerians stranded in Libya This Musa explained was in fulfillment of the Federal Government s commitment not to allow any of its citizens to remain stranded abroad Musa claimed that the stranded evacuees were victims of irregular migration human trafficking forced labor According to him the returnees left the Mitiga International Airport on flight no 5A DMG at 10 45 local time and arrived at Murtala Mohammed International Airport at 15 15 Nigerian time on Tuesday The federal government has promised to bring back stranded Nigerians facing challenges in Libya In this regard the exercise will continue as part of the mission s consular responsibilities towards Nigerian citizens Musa said Musa said the evacuees will be met upon arrival who will facilitate their reintegration and reunite them with their families The charge of affairs said that the Mission would continue to work closely with the Libyan authorities to ensure that stranded Nigerians who wish to return to their homes are safely evacuated The Nigerian News Agency reports that the Federal Commissioner National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons NCFRI Imaan Suleiman Ibrahim revealed that around 500 000 Nigerians would be repatriated from Chad Niger Cameroon Mali Libya and other countries in 2022 The National Commissioner revealed this when she appeared before the House Committee on Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees on Monday to defend her agency s 2022 budget proposal During his presentation he revealed that Nigeria would host some 73 000 refugees from 23 countries with more than 500 000 Nigerians awaiting repatriation from Chad Niger Cameroon Mali Libya and other countries
IOM, FG repatriate 162 more stranded Nigerians from Libya

International Organization for Migration

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Federal Government repatriated another 162 stranded Nigerians from Libya on Tuesday as part of their ongoing voluntary evacuation exercise.

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Kabiru Musa

Mr. Kabiru Musa, Charge d’Affaires of the Nigerian Mission in Libya, revealed this in a statement made available to the Nigerian News Agency in Abuja.

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Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Musa said the 162 evacuees, including 94 men, 41 women, 14 children and 11 babies, were expected to arrive at Lagos‘ Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Tuesday.

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Nigerian Mission in Libya

He said that the Nigerian Mission in Libya under the direction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had carried out a series of evacuation exercises for Nigerians stranded in Libya.

Federal Government

This, Musa explained, was in fulfillment of the Federal Government’s commitment not to allow any of its citizens to remain stranded abroad.

Musa claimed that the stranded evacuees were victims of irregular migration, human trafficking, forced labor.

Mitiga International Airport

According to him, the returnees left the Mitiga International Airport on flight no. 5A-DMG, at 10:45 local time and arrived at Murtala Mohammed International Airport at 15:15 Nigerian time on Tuesday.

“The federal government has promised to bring back stranded Nigerians facing challenges in Libya.

“In this regard, the exercise will continue as part of the mission’s consular responsibilities towards Nigerian citizens,” Musa said.

Musa said the evacuees will be met upon arrival, who will facilitate their reintegration and reunite them with their families.

The charge of affairs said that the Mission would continue to work closely with the Libyan authorities to ensure that stranded Nigerians who wish to return to their homes are safely evacuated.

Nigerian News Agency

The Nigerian News Agency reports that the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRI), Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, revealed that around 500,000 Nigerians would be repatriated from Chad, Niger, Cameroon, Mali, Libya and other countries in 2022.

National Commissioner

The National Commissioner revealed this when she appeared before the House Committee on Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees on Monday to defend her agency’s 2022 budget proposal.

During his presentation, he revealed that Nigeria would host some 73,000 refugees from 23 countries with more than 500,000 Nigerians awaiting repatriation from Chad, Niger, Cameroon, Mali, Libya and other countries.

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