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  •  Organisers of the 2022 Nigeria Oil amp Gas NOG Conference and Exhibition have called off the conference s night A statement by the organisers DMG Events said the development was in honour of the late Secretary General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC Dr Mohammad Barkindo The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Barkindo died in Abuja on Tuesday night NNPC a Principal Sponsor of the event since year 2000 had requested that all outstanding activities of the conference be cancelled following the death of the late international energy icon Barkindo died at the age of 63 after attending the opening of the NOG Conference where he delivered a keynote address at the event He was the Group General Manager of the NNPC after which he became the OPEC boss Barkindo was buried in his hometown Yola Adamawa State according to Islamic rites on Wednesday NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Barkindo’s death: NOG organisers call off 2022 dinner/award night
     Organisers of the 2022 Nigeria Oil amp Gas NOG Conference and Exhibition have called off the conference s night A statement by the organisers DMG Events said the development was in honour of the late Secretary General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC Dr Mohammad Barkindo The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Barkindo died in Abuja on Tuesday night NNPC a Principal Sponsor of the event since year 2000 had requested that all outstanding activities of the conference be cancelled following the death of the late international energy icon Barkindo died at the age of 63 after attending the opening of the NOG Conference where he delivered a keynote address at the event He was the Group General Manager of the NNPC after which he became the OPEC boss Barkindo was buried in his hometown Yola Adamawa State according to Islamic rites on Wednesday NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Barkindo’s death: NOG organisers call off 2022 dinner/award night
    Oil & Gas3 months ago

    Barkindo’s death: NOG organisers call off 2022 dinner/award night

    Organisers of the 2022 Nigeria Oil & Gas (NOG) Conference and Exhibition have called off the conference’s night.A statement by the organisers, DMG Events, said the development was in honour of the late Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Dr Mohammad Barkindo.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Barkindo died in Abuja on Tuesday night.NNPC, a Principal Sponsor of the event since year 2000 had requested that all outstanding activities of the conference be cancelled following the death of the late international energy icon.Barkindo died at the age of 63 after attending the opening of the NOG Conference where he delivered a keynote address at the event.He was the Group General Manager of the NNPC after which he became the OPEC boss.Barkindo was buried in his hometown Yola, Adamawa State, according to Islamic rites on Wednesday.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA on Tuesday received 131 stranded Nigerians from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos The Director General of NEMA Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed who was represented by the acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of the agency Mr Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos Farinloye said that the stranded Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 7 20 p m with Boeing 737 800 Al Buraq Air with registration number 5A DMG He said that the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration IOM through a voluntary repatriation programme Farinloye also said that the programme was meant for the distressed Nigerians who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated According to him the returnees are 31 male adults 72 female adults 11 boys six girls four female infants and seven male infants were brought back to the country He disclosed to NAN that the batch IOM brought the total number of voluntary assisted returnees from Libya to 1 052 this year He enjoined the returnees to turn a new leaf by looking for opportunities abound in the country which he said are enough for everyone to achieve their desired goals He however appealed to the returnees to avoid vices that they might have been exposed to in the country of their departure According to him this will help them to be the best of the nation s potentials in a peaceful and conducive atmosphere We admonished the returnees on the need to realise that there s no country better than Nigeria Here you have all the freedom to achieve your potential Looking for greener pastures in foreign land is no longer a reality Those countries are not better off when you consider the challenges you encounter there and here You are encouraged to be positive ambassadors toward advocacy and sensitisation against irregular migration that leave the youths vulnerable to all sorts of abuses and death in extreme cases There are ample opportunities for all of us to thrive and live happily in virtuous and God fearing manners in Nigeria without unnecessarily exposing ourselves to undeserved dangers in foreign lands he said He said that the returnees were received by NEMA along with other sister agencies such as Immigration Service Refugee Commission Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria FAAN and the Nigerian Police NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEMA receives 131 stranded Nigerians from Libya
     The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA on Tuesday received 131 stranded Nigerians from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos The Director General of NEMA Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed who was represented by the acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of the agency Mr Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos Farinloye said that the stranded Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 7 20 p m with Boeing 737 800 Al Buraq Air with registration number 5A DMG He said that the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration IOM through a voluntary repatriation programme Farinloye also said that the programme was meant for the distressed Nigerians who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated According to him the returnees are 31 male adults 72 female adults 11 boys six girls four female infants and seven male infants were brought back to the country He disclosed to NAN that the batch IOM brought the total number of voluntary assisted returnees from Libya to 1 052 this year He enjoined the returnees to turn a new leaf by looking for opportunities abound in the country which he said are enough for everyone to achieve their desired goals He however appealed to the returnees to avoid vices that they might have been exposed to in the country of their departure According to him this will help them to be the best of the nation s potentials in a peaceful and conducive atmosphere We admonished the returnees on the need to realise that there s no country better than Nigeria Here you have all the freedom to achieve your potential Looking for greener pastures in foreign land is no longer a reality Those countries are not better off when you consider the challenges you encounter there and here You are encouraged to be positive ambassadors toward advocacy and sensitisation against irregular migration that leave the youths vulnerable to all sorts of abuses and death in extreme cases There are ample opportunities for all of us to thrive and live happily in virtuous and God fearing manners in Nigeria without unnecessarily exposing ourselves to undeserved dangers in foreign lands he said He said that the returnees were received by NEMA along with other sister agencies such as Immigration Service Refugee Commission Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria FAAN and the Nigerian Police NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEMA receives 131 stranded Nigerians from Libya
    General news3 months ago

    NEMA receives 131 stranded Nigerians from Libya

    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday received 131 stranded Nigerians from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

    The Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, who was represented by the acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of the agency, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

    Farinloye said that the stranded Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 7:20 p.m with Boeing 737-800 Al Buraq Air with registration number 5A-DMG.

    He said that the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through a voluntary repatriation programme.

    Farinloye also said that the programme was meant for the distressed Nigerians who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated.

    According to him, the returnees are 31 male adults, 72 female adults, 11 boys, six girls, four female infants and seven male infants were brought back to the country.

    He disclosed to NAN that the batch IOM  brought the total number of voluntary assisted returnees from Libya to 1,052  this year.

    He enjoined the returnees to turn a new leaf  by looking for opportunities abound in the country which he said, “are enough for everyone to achieve their desired goals”.

    He, however, appealed to the returnees to avoid vices that they might have been exposed to in the country of their departure.

     

    According to him,  this will help them to be the best of the nation’s potentials in a peaceful and conducive atmosphere.

    “We admonished the returnees on the need to realise that there’s no country better than Nigeria.

    “Here, you have all the freedom to achieve your potential. Looking for greener pastures in foreign land is no longer a reality. Those countries are not better off when you consider the challenges you encounter there and here.

    “You are encouraged to be positive ambassadors toward advocacy and sensitisation against irregular migration that leave the youths vulnerable to all sorts of abuses and death in extreme cases.

    “There are ample opportunities for all of us to thrive and live happily in virtuous and God fearing manners in Nigeria without unnecessarily exposing ourselves to undeserved dangers in foreign lands,” he said.

    He said that the returnees were received by NEMA, along with other sister agencies such as Immigration Service, Refugee Commission, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Nigerian Police.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA on Wednesday received 178 stranded Nigerians from Libya at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos The Director General of NEMA Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed who was represented by the Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of the Agency Mr Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos Farinloye said that the stranded Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the airport at about 6 20 p m with Boeing 737 800 Al Buraq Air with registration number 5A DMG He said that the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration IOM through a voluntary repatriation programme He said the programme was meant for distressed Nigerians who had left the country for greener pastures in various European countries but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated Farinloye said that the returnees were 63 male adults 73 female adults 15 male and 13 female children six female infants and eight male infants He advised the returnees to turn a new leaf saying that ample opportunities abound in the country He however appealed to the returnees to avoid vices that they might have been exposed to from the country of departure We admonished the returnees on the need to realise that there s no country better than Nigeria Here you have all the freedom to achieve your potential Looking for greener pastures in foreign land is no longer a reality those countries are not better off when you consider the challenges you encounter there and here You are encouraged to be positive ambassadors toward advocacy and sensitisation against irregular migration that leave the youths vulnerable to all sorts of abuses and death in extreme cases There are ample opportunities for all of us to thrive and live happily in virtuous and God fearing manner in Nigeria without unnecessarily exposing ourselves to undeserved dangers in foreign lands he said Farinloye said the returnees were received by NEMA along with other sister agencies such as Immigration Service Refugee Commission Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria FAAN and the Police Editted by AbdulFatai Ikujuni NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEMA receives 178 stranded Nigerians from Libya
     The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA on Wednesday received 178 stranded Nigerians from Libya at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos The Director General of NEMA Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed who was represented by the Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of the Agency Mr Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos Farinloye said that the stranded Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the airport at about 6 20 p m with Boeing 737 800 Al Buraq Air with registration number 5A DMG He said that the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration IOM through a voluntary repatriation programme He said the programme was meant for distressed Nigerians who had left the country for greener pastures in various European countries but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated Farinloye said that the returnees were 63 male adults 73 female adults 15 male and 13 female children six female infants and eight male infants He advised the returnees to turn a new leaf saying that ample opportunities abound in the country He however appealed to the returnees to avoid vices that they might have been exposed to from the country of departure We admonished the returnees on the need to realise that there s no country better than Nigeria Here you have all the freedom to achieve your potential Looking for greener pastures in foreign land is no longer a reality those countries are not better off when you consider the challenges you encounter there and here You are encouraged to be positive ambassadors toward advocacy and sensitisation against irregular migration that leave the youths vulnerable to all sorts of abuses and death in extreme cases There are ample opportunities for all of us to thrive and live happily in virtuous and God fearing manner in Nigeria without unnecessarily exposing ourselves to undeserved dangers in foreign lands he said Farinloye said the returnees were received by NEMA along with other sister agencies such as Immigration Service Refugee Commission Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria FAAN and the Police Editted by AbdulFatai Ikujuni NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NEMA receives 178 stranded Nigerians from Libya
    General news3 months ago

    NEMA receives 178 stranded Nigerians from Libya

    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday received 178 stranded Nigerians from Libya at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

    The Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed, who was represented by the Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of the Agency, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

    Farinloye said that the stranded Nigerians arrived at the Cargo Wing of the airport at about 6.20 p.m with Boeing 737-800 Al Buraq Air with registration number 5A-DMG.

    He said that the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through a voluntary repatriation programme.

    He said the programme was meant for distressed Nigerians, who had left the country for greener pastures in various European countries, but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated.

    Farinloye said that the returnees were 63 male adults, 73 female adults, 15 male and 13 female children, six female infants and eight male infants.

    He advised the returnees to turn a new leaf, saying that ample opportunities abound in the country.

    He, however, appealed to the returnees to avoid vices that they might have been exposed to from the country of departure.

    “We admonished the returnees on the need to realise that there’s no country better than Nigeria.

    “Here you have all the freedom to achieve your potential. Looking for greener pastures in foreign land is no longer a reality, those countries are not better off when you consider the challenges you encounter there and here.

    ” You are encouraged to be positive ambassadors toward advocacy and sensitisation against irregular migration that leave the youths vulnerable to all sorts of abuses and death in extreme cases.

    “There are ample opportunities for all of us to thrive and live happily in virtuous and God fearing manner in Nigeria without unnecessarily exposing ourselves to undeserved dangers in foreign lands,” he said.

    Farinloye said the returnees were received by NEMA, along with other sister agencies such as; Immigration Service, Refugee Commission, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Police.


    Editted by AbdulFatai Ikujuni

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •   The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has received 158 Nigerian returnees from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos The Director General of the Agency Alhaji Mustapha Habib confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria NAN on Tuesday in Lagos Habib said that the returnees were received through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos Habib represented by the Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA Mr Ibrahim Farinloye said that the returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 5 15 p m with Al Buraq Air boeing 737 800 with registration number 5A DMG The director general said that the returnees were made of 83 male adults 49 female adults six male and seven female children with 13 infants eight male and five female He said that four of the returnees were brought back with various degrees of health challenges He said that the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration IOM through a voluntary repatriation programme for distressed persons They had left the country to seek greener pasture in various European countries but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated he said Habib admonished Nigerians to adopt positive attitude toward life challenges instead of seeking greener pastures in foreign lands He assured them that the Federal Government was conscious of the aspirations of the youth and was providing an enabling environment where everyone would achieve his full potential Habib assured them that the Federal Government was not relenting in giving them the opportunity to enjoy level playing grounds to achieve their potential He admonished them to shun social vices and look inwards and avail themselves of countless opportunities in the country It is normal in life to struggle for better and improved livelihood but in the struggle we must avoid endangering our lives I wish to state that there is no where in the world that its citizens will not have to strive in attaining good life within the limited resources available in that country Nigeria is well endowed far more than most countries that young Nigerians are travelling to in seeking greener pastures that are no longer there What we need to do is for all of us to look inward and avail ourselves of the countless opportunities in Nigeria The present government has been providing enabling environment for us to thrive and will continue to cooperate with development partners in creating level playing grounds for all Nigerians in the country he added The returnees were received by NEMA Immigration Service National Refugee Commission Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria International Organisation for Migration Migration and Internally displaced Persons NAPTIP and the Nigeria Police YO KOLE JNC Source Credit NAN
    NEMA receives158 stranded Nigerians from Libya
      The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has received 158 Nigerian returnees from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos The Director General of the Agency Alhaji Mustapha Habib confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria NAN on Tuesday in Lagos Habib said that the returnees were received through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos Habib represented by the Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA Mr Ibrahim Farinloye said that the returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 5 15 p m with Al Buraq Air boeing 737 800 with registration number 5A DMG The director general said that the returnees were made of 83 male adults 49 female adults six male and seven female children with 13 infants eight male and five female He said that four of the returnees were brought back with various degrees of health challenges He said that the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration IOM through a voluntary repatriation programme for distressed persons They had left the country to seek greener pasture in various European countries but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated he said Habib admonished Nigerians to adopt positive attitude toward life challenges instead of seeking greener pastures in foreign lands He assured them that the Federal Government was conscious of the aspirations of the youth and was providing an enabling environment where everyone would achieve his full potential Habib assured them that the Federal Government was not relenting in giving them the opportunity to enjoy level playing grounds to achieve their potential He admonished them to shun social vices and look inwards and avail themselves of countless opportunities in the country It is normal in life to struggle for better and improved livelihood but in the struggle we must avoid endangering our lives I wish to state that there is no where in the world that its citizens will not have to strive in attaining good life within the limited resources available in that country Nigeria is well endowed far more than most countries that young Nigerians are travelling to in seeking greener pastures that are no longer there What we need to do is for all of us to look inward and avail ourselves of the countless opportunities in Nigeria The present government has been providing enabling environment for us to thrive and will continue to cooperate with development partners in creating level playing grounds for all Nigerians in the country he added The returnees were received by NEMA Immigration Service National Refugee Commission Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria International Organisation for Migration Migration and Internally displaced Persons NAPTIP and the Nigeria Police YO KOLE JNC Source Credit NAN
    NEMA receives158 stranded Nigerians from Libya
    General news5 months ago

    NEMA receives158 stranded Nigerians from Libya

    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received 158 Nigerian returnees from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

    The Director-General of the Agency, Alhaji Mustapha Habib, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos.

    Habib said that the returnees were received through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

    Habib, represented by the Acting Coordinator of the Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, said that the returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 5.15 p.m. with Al Buraq Air boeing 737-800 with registration number 5A-DMG.

    The director-general said that the returnees were made of 83 male adults, 49 female adults, six male and seven female children, with 13 infants (eight male and five female).

    He said that four of the returnees were brought back with various degrees of health challenges.

    He said that the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through a voluntary repatriation programme for distressed persons.

    “They had left the country to seek greener pasture in various European countries but could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated, ” he said.

    Habib admonished Nigerians to adopt positive attitude toward life challenges instead of seeking greener pastures in foreign lands.

    He assured them that the Federal Government was conscious of the aspirations of the youth and was providing an enabling environment where everyone would achieve his full potential.

    Habib assured them that the Federal Government was not relenting in giving them the opportunity to enjoy level playing grounds to achieve their potential.

    He admonished them to shun social vices and look inwards and avail themselves of countless opportunities in the country.

    “It is normal in life to struggle for better and improved livelihood but in the struggle we must avoid endangering our lives.

    “I wish to state that there is no where in the world that its citizens will not have to strive in attaining good life within the limited resources available in that country.

    “Nigeria is well endowed far more than most countries that young Nigerians are travelling to in seeking greener pastures that are no longer there.

    “What we need to do is for all of us to look inward and avail ourselves of the countless opportunities in Nigeria.

    “The present government has been providing enabling environment for us to thrive and will continue to cooperate with development partners in creating level playing grounds for all Nigerians in the country,” he added.

    The returnees were received by NEMA, Immigration Service, National Refugee Commission, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, International Organisation for Migration, Migration and Internally displaced Persons, NAPTIP and the Nigeria Police. YO/KOLE/JNC============

    Source Credit: NAN

  •   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
      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
    General news7 months ago

    IOM, FG repatriate 162 more stranded Nigerians from Libya

    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.

  •   The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA received 159 stranded Nigerians from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Wednesday Alhaji Habib Mustapha Director General of NEMA representing the Agency s Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator Mr Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the development to the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos Farinloye said the stranded Nigerians arrived at the cargo wing of Murtala Muhammed International Airport around 7 10 p m with Al Buraq airlines with registration number 5A DMG He said the returnees were returned to the country by the Organization for Migration IOM through a voluntary repatriation program for the bereaved who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries but could not afford to return when his trip was frustrated He said that upon his arrival the CEO exhorted Nigerians to adopt a positive attitude towards life s challenges Farinloye said the returnees are 67 adult men 80 adult women six men and four girls with two babies one male and one female According to him upon his arrival Mustapha implored the returnees to look inside the country that has been blessed with abundant resources and take up a venture that can change their lives It is normal in life to fight for better and better livelihoods but in the fight we must avoid putting our lives in danger I wish to affirm that there is no place in the world where its citizens do not have to strive to achieve a good life within the limited resources available in that country Nigeria is well endowed much more than most of the countries that young Nigerians travel to in search of greener pastures that are no longer there he said The NEMA chief said What we need to do is for all of us to look inward and take advantage of the myriad opportunities in Nigeria The current government has been providing an enabling environment for us to thrive and will continue to cooperate with development partners in creating a level playing field for all Nigerians in the country Therefore he advised returnees to advocate against irregular migration to other young people who may think there are greener pastures elsewhere The returnees were received by NEMA along with other sister agencies such as Immigration Service Refugee Commission FAAN and the Nigerian Police
    NEMA receives 159 stranded Nigerians from Libya
      The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA received 159 stranded Nigerians from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Wednesday Alhaji Habib Mustapha Director General of NEMA representing the Agency s Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator Mr Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the development to the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos Farinloye said the stranded Nigerians arrived at the cargo wing of Murtala Muhammed International Airport around 7 10 p m with Al Buraq airlines with registration number 5A DMG He said the returnees were returned to the country by the Organization for Migration IOM through a voluntary repatriation program for the bereaved who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries but could not afford to return when his trip was frustrated He said that upon his arrival the CEO exhorted Nigerians to adopt a positive attitude towards life s challenges Farinloye said the returnees are 67 adult men 80 adult women six men and four girls with two babies one male and one female According to him upon his arrival Mustapha implored the returnees to look inside the country that has been blessed with abundant resources and take up a venture that can change their lives It is normal in life to fight for better and better livelihoods but in the fight we must avoid putting our lives in danger I wish to affirm that there is no place in the world where its citizens do not have to strive to achieve a good life within the limited resources available in that country Nigeria is well endowed much more than most of the countries that young Nigerians travel to in search of greener pastures that are no longer there he said The NEMA chief said What we need to do is for all of us to look inward and take advantage of the myriad opportunities in Nigeria The current government has been providing an enabling environment for us to thrive and will continue to cooperate with development partners in creating a level playing field for all Nigerians in the country Therefore he advised returnees to advocate against irregular migration to other young people who may think there are greener pastures elsewhere The returnees were received by NEMA along with other sister agencies such as Immigration Service Refugee Commission FAAN and the Nigerian Police
    NEMA receives 159 stranded Nigerians from Libya
    Aviation7 months ago

    NEMA receives 159 stranded Nigerians from Libya

    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received 159 stranded Nigerians from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Wednesday.

    Alhaji Habib Mustapha, Director General of NEMA, representing the Agency's Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development to the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos.

    Farinloye said the stranded Nigerians arrived at the cargo wing of Murtala Muhammed International Airport around 7:10 p.m. with Al Buraq airlines with registration number 5A-DMG.

    He said the returnees were returned to the country by the Organization for Migration (IOM) through a voluntary repatriation program for the bereaved who had left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries but could not afford to return when his trip was frustrated.

    He said that upon his arrival, the CEO exhorted Nigerians to adopt a positive attitude towards life's challenges.

    Farinloye said the returnees are 67 adult men, 80 adult women, six men and four girls, with two babies (one male and one female).

    According to him, upon his arrival, Mustapha implored the returnees to look inside the country that has been blessed with abundant resources and take up a venture that can change their lives.

    “It is normal in life to fight for better and better livelihoods, but in the fight we must avoid putting our lives in danger.

    “I wish to affirm that there is no place in the world where its citizens do not have to strive to achieve a good life within the limited resources available in that country.

    "Nigeria is well endowed much more than most of the countries that young Nigerians travel to in search of greener pastures that are no longer there," he said.

    The NEMA chief said: “What we need to do is for all of us to look inward and take advantage of the myriad opportunities in Nigeria.

    "The current government has been providing an enabling environment for us to thrive and will continue to cooperate with development partners in creating a level playing field for all Nigerians in the country."

    Therefore, he advised returnees to advocate against irregular migration to other young people who may think there are greener pastures elsewhere.

    The returnees were received by NEMA, along with other sister agencies such as: Immigration Service, Refugee Commission, FAAN and the Nigerian Police.

  •   The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA received 167 Nigerians who returned from Libya at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos on Wednesday Agency Director General Mustapha Habib who was represented by NEMA Lagos Territorial Office Acting Coordinator Ibrahim Farinloye did this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos Habib said the returnees stranded in Libya left Tripoli s Mitiga International Airport on Tuesday night aboard a Buraq Aircraft Boeing 737 800 with registration 5A DMG He said 167 stranded Nigerians landed at Muritala Muhammed International Airport MIMIA in the early hours of Wednesday The general director specified that the returnees are made up of 65 adult women three girls five infants 76 adults 11 children and seven infants The returnees were brought to the country by the International Organization for Migration IOM through the voluntary repatriation program for people in difficulty They left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries but couldn t afford to return when their journey fell through he said Habib admonished returnees to look beyond seeking greener pastures in foreign lands saying they no longer exist there He assured the returnees that the Federal Government is aware of the aspirations of young people and is providing an enabling environment where everyone will reach their full potential He said the exercise was conducted under strict COVID 19 protocols with proper oversight from all government agencies at the airport He said the Port Health Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health the National Commission for Resilience Migration and Internal Displacement NAPTIP and the Nigerian Immigration Service received the returnees at the airport YAYA
    167 stranded Nigerians return from Libya
      The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA received 167 Nigerians who returned from Libya at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos on Wednesday Agency Director General Mustapha Habib who was represented by NEMA Lagos Territorial Office Acting Coordinator Ibrahim Farinloye did this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos Habib said the returnees stranded in Libya left Tripoli s Mitiga International Airport on Tuesday night aboard a Buraq Aircraft Boeing 737 800 with registration 5A DMG He said 167 stranded Nigerians landed at Muritala Muhammed International Airport MIMIA in the early hours of Wednesday The general director specified that the returnees are made up of 65 adult women three girls five infants 76 adults 11 children and seven infants The returnees were brought to the country by the International Organization for Migration IOM through the voluntary repatriation program for people in difficulty They left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries but couldn t afford to return when their journey fell through he said Habib admonished returnees to look beyond seeking greener pastures in foreign lands saying they no longer exist there He assured the returnees that the Federal Government is aware of the aspirations of young people and is providing an enabling environment where everyone will reach their full potential He said the exercise was conducted under strict COVID 19 protocols with proper oversight from all government agencies at the airport He said the Port Health Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health the National Commission for Resilience Migration and Internal Displacement NAPTIP and the Nigerian Immigration Service received the returnees at the airport YAYA
    167 stranded Nigerians return from Libya
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    167 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

    The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, received 167 Nigerians who returned from Libya at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday.

    Agency Director General Mustapha Habib, who was represented by NEMA Lagos Territorial Office Acting Coordinator Ibrahim Farinloye, did this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos.

    Habib said the returnees stranded in Libya left Tripoli's Mitiga International Airport on Tuesday night aboard a Buraq Aircraft Boeing 737-800 with registration 5A-DMG.

    He said 167 stranded Nigerians landed at Muritala Muhammed International Airport, MIMIA, in the early hours of Wednesday.

    The general director specified that the returnees are made up of 65 adult women, three girls, five infants, 76 adults, 11 children and seven infants.

    “The returnees were brought to the country by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) through the voluntary repatriation program for people in difficulty.

    "They left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries, but couldn't afford to return when their journey fell through," he said.

    Habib admonished returnees to look beyond seeking greener pastures in foreign lands, saying they no longer exist there.

    He assured the returnees that the Federal Government is aware of the aspirations of young people and is providing an enabling environment where everyone will reach their full potential.

    He said the exercise was conducted under strict COVID-19 protocols with proper oversight from all government agencies at the airport.

    He said the Port Health Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health, the National Commission for Resilience, Migration and Internal Displacement, NAPTIP and the Nigerian Immigration Service received the returnees at the airport.

    YAYA

  •   The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA said it had received 180 more Nigerians returnees from Libya through Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos NEMA Lagos Territorial Office Acting Coordinator Ibrahim Farinloye told the Nigerian News Agency on Tuesday in Lagos Farinloye said the returnees who were stranded in Libya departed from Mitiga International Airport Tripoli aboard a Buraq Aircraft Boeing 737 8GK plane with flight number BRQ UZ 189 190 and registration number 5A DMG He said the flight arrived at Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos on Tuesday night around 8 35 p m Nigerian time The returnees were returned to the country by the International Organization for Migration IOM through the voluntary repatriation program for people in danger They had left the country in search of greener pastures in several European countries but could not afford to return when their journey was thwarted he said Farinloye said the returnees were 74 adult women 14 boys with six girls 64 adult men 12 male children and 10 baby boys He said returnees would be held during the mandatory seven day isolation period before being allowed to go to their respective locations for those who have no traces of any particular medical problem During the periods of isolation returnees will be trained in various skills acquisition and small scale entrepreneurship techniques Those who are semi skilled will receive further training and those who wish to embark on entrepreneurial ventures will find it easier to start on a strong note These are intended for rehabilitation and to engage them for proper reintegration back to their respective communities after the period of isolation added Mr Farinloye He said the Port Health Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health the National Commission for Resilience Migration and Internally Displaced Persons NAPTIP and the Nigerian Immigration Service welcomed the returnees at the airport YAYA
    NEMA receives 180 stranded Nigerians from Libya
      The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA said it had received 180 more Nigerians returnees from Libya through Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos NEMA Lagos Territorial Office Acting Coordinator Ibrahim Farinloye told the Nigerian News Agency on Tuesday in Lagos Farinloye said the returnees who were stranded in Libya departed from Mitiga International Airport Tripoli aboard a Buraq Aircraft Boeing 737 8GK plane with flight number BRQ UZ 189 190 and registration number 5A DMG He said the flight arrived at Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos on Tuesday night around 8 35 p m Nigerian time The returnees were returned to the country by the International Organization for Migration IOM through the voluntary repatriation program for people in danger They had left the country in search of greener pastures in several European countries but could not afford to return when their journey was thwarted he said Farinloye said the returnees were 74 adult women 14 boys with six girls 64 adult men 12 male children and 10 baby boys He said returnees would be held during the mandatory seven day isolation period before being allowed to go to their respective locations for those who have no traces of any particular medical problem During the periods of isolation returnees will be trained in various skills acquisition and small scale entrepreneurship techniques Those who are semi skilled will receive further training and those who wish to embark on entrepreneurial ventures will find it easier to start on a strong note These are intended for rehabilitation and to engage them for proper reintegration back to their respective communities after the period of isolation added Mr Farinloye He said the Port Health Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health the National Commission for Resilience Migration and Internally Displaced Persons NAPTIP and the Nigerian Immigration Service welcomed the returnees at the airport YAYA
    NEMA receives 180 stranded Nigerians from Libya
    Headlines10 months ago

    NEMA receives 180 stranded Nigerians from Libya

    The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said it had received 180 more Nigerians returnees from Libya through Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

    NEMA Lagos Territorial Office Acting Coordinator Ibrahim Farinloye told the Nigerian News Agency on Tuesday in Lagos.

    Farinloye said the returnees who were stranded in Libya departed from Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli, aboard a Buraq Aircraft Boeing 737-8GK plane with flight number BRQ UZ 189/190 and registration number 5A-DMG.

    He said the flight arrived at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, on Tuesday night around 8:35 p.m. Nigerian time.

    “The returnees were returned to the country by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) through the voluntary repatriation program for people in danger.

    "They had left the country in search of greener pastures in several European countries, but could not afford to return when their journey was thwarted," he said.

    Farinloye said the returnees were 74 adult women, 14 boys with six girls, 64 adult men, 12 male children and 10 baby boys.

    He said returnees would be held during the mandatory seven-day isolation period before being allowed to go to their respective locations, for those who have no traces of any particular medical problem.

    “During the periods of isolation, returnees will be trained in various skills acquisition and small-scale entrepreneurship techniques.

    “Those who are semi-skilled will receive further training and those who wish to embark on entrepreneurial ventures will find it easier to start on a strong note.

    "These are intended for rehabilitation and to engage them for proper reintegration back to their respective communities after the period of isolation," added Mr. Farinloye.

    He said the Port Health Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health, the National Commission for Resilience, Migration and Internally Displaced Persons, NAPTIP and the Nigerian Immigration Service welcomed the returnees at the airport.

    YAYA

  •   The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA said on Wednesday that it had received 158 Nigerian returnees from Libya through Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos The Acting Coordinator of the NEMA Lagos Territorial Office Mr Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the development to the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos Farinloye told the returnees stranded in Libya he departed from Mitiga International Airport Tripoli aboard a chartered Buraq Aircraft Boeing 737 800 aircraft with registration number 5A DMG He said they arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos around 5 47pm Farinloye said the returnees were met at the airport s cargo wing The returnees were returned to the country s Organization for Migration IOM through the voluntary repatriation program for people in distress he said Farinloye said the returnees were made up of adult men and women children and babies while there were three medical cases The returnees will be kept for seven days in transit through a period of isolation during which training and other medical procedures will be carried out IOM has been helping several Nigerians return to the country since 2012 in a special Union sponsored program for young Nigerians who intended to travel outside the country in search of greener pastures but were left stranded in Libya About 19 000 Nigerians have returned to date he said Farinloye said the Port Health Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health the National Commission for Resilience Migration and Internally Displaced Persons and the Nigerian Immigration Services were part of the government agencies that received returnees at the airport Source NAN
    NEMA receives 158 Nigerian returnees from Libya
      The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA said on Wednesday that it had received 158 Nigerian returnees from Libya through Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos The Acting Coordinator of the NEMA Lagos Territorial Office Mr Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the development to the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos Farinloye told the returnees stranded in Libya he departed from Mitiga International Airport Tripoli aboard a chartered Buraq Aircraft Boeing 737 800 aircraft with registration number 5A DMG He said they arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos around 5 47pm Farinloye said the returnees were met at the airport s cargo wing The returnees were returned to the country s Organization for Migration IOM through the voluntary repatriation program for people in distress he said Farinloye said the returnees were made up of adult men and women children and babies while there were three medical cases The returnees will be kept for seven days in transit through a period of isolation during which training and other medical procedures will be carried out IOM has been helping several Nigerians return to the country since 2012 in a special Union sponsored program for young Nigerians who intended to travel outside the country in search of greener pastures but were left stranded in Libya About 19 000 Nigerians have returned to date he said Farinloye said the Port Health Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health the National Commission for Resilience Migration and Internally Displaced Persons and the Nigerian Immigration Services were part of the government agencies that received returnees at the airport Source NAN
    NEMA receives 158 Nigerian returnees from Libya
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    NEMA receives 158 Nigerian returnees from Libya

    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Wednesday that it had received 158 Nigerian returnees from Libya through Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

    The Acting Coordinator of the NEMA Lagos Territorial Office, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development to the Nigerian News Agency in Lagos.

    Farinloye told the returnees. stranded in Libya, he departed from Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli, aboard a chartered Buraq Aircraft Boeing 737-800 aircraft with registration number 5A-DMG.

    He said they arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, around 5.47pm.

    Farinloye said the returnees were met at the airport's cargo wing.

    "The returnees were returned to the country's Organization for Migration (IOM) through the voluntary repatriation program for people in distress," he said.

    Farinloye said the returnees were made up of adult men and women, children and babies, while there were three medical cases.

    “The returnees will be kept for seven days in transit through a period of isolation during which training and other medical procedures will be carried out.

    “IOM has been helping several Nigerians return to the country since 2012 in a special Union-sponsored program for young Nigerians who intended to travel outside the country in search of greener pastures, but were left stranded in Libya.

    "About 19,000 Nigerians have returned to date," he said.

    Farinloye said the Port Health Unit of the Federal Ministry of Health, the National Commission for Resilience, Migration and Internally Displaced Persons and the Nigerian Immigration Services were part of the government agencies that received returnees at the airport.

    Source: NAN

  •  The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA says it has received another batch of 116 Nigerians who volunteered to be repatriated back to Nigeria from Libya The Acting Coordinator Lagos Territorial Office NEMA Mr Ibrahim Farinloye received the returnees on behalf of Mr Mustapha Maihajja the Director General of the agency Farinloye said that the Nigerians arrived the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport MMIA Lagos late hour on Wednesday night According to him the returnees were brought via Al Buraq Air Boeing 737 Aircraft with flight number UZ 188 26 and registration number 5A DMG MJI He said that the returnees were brought by the International Organisation for Migration IOM and European Union on the platform of the Assisted Voluntary Returnees AVR Programme Farinloye said after profiling the returnees comprised 48 female adults two female children five female infants as well as 53 male adults five male children and three male infants The Nigeria News Agency reports that other agencies that received the returnees included the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP One of the returnees who identified herself as Sola Adeleke 38 years old appealed to the Federal Government to deal decisively with human traffickers who misled Nigerians with fake information on greener pastures that does not exist outside the country Adeleke an indigene of Ibadan Oyo State said the traffickers subjected their victims to inhuman treatment they would never expose their children to The returnee narrating her ordeal said she dropped out of school at primary four adding that her mother approached a neighbour who was known to be helping young ones out of the country The man told my mother that he would help me to get good job and that I don t need to pay a dime in Nigeria but until l starts work for a year she said Adeleke a mother of five said her husband was not treating her well and they had to divorce and returned to her mother She said it was hardship being experienced that made her mother to decide that she should follow the man trafficker My inability to communicate in English changed everything negatively as soon l got to Libya in 2016 as the well known nice man trafficker turned out to be something different He trafficker told me that I will work for him for one and half years without giving me a dime to take care of my feeding or anything In Libya once a lady gets there the traffickers forced women to go into prostitution and if she refused there is a place that she would be taken to be flogged mercilessly And by the time she survives the punishment she would beg to prostitute freely for the trafficker to get his money which is faster than being a housemaid I will never advise anyone to travel to Libya or anywhere because the people are evil l paid the man more than N1 million without bringing anything back My children had suffered enough and l have returned to take care of them she said Edited By Tayo Ikujuni Olagoke Olatoye
    NEMA receives another batch of 116 Nigerians from Libya
     The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA says it has received another batch of 116 Nigerians who volunteered to be repatriated back to Nigeria from Libya The Acting Coordinator Lagos Territorial Office NEMA Mr Ibrahim Farinloye received the returnees on behalf of Mr Mustapha Maihajja the Director General of the agency Farinloye said that the Nigerians arrived the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport MMIA Lagos late hour on Wednesday night According to him the returnees were brought via Al Buraq Air Boeing 737 Aircraft with flight number UZ 188 26 and registration number 5A DMG MJI He said that the returnees were brought by the International Organisation for Migration IOM and European Union on the platform of the Assisted Voluntary Returnees AVR Programme Farinloye said after profiling the returnees comprised 48 female adults two female children five female infants as well as 53 male adults five male children and three male infants The Nigeria News Agency reports that other agencies that received the returnees included the Nigeria Immigration Service NIS and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons NAPTIP One of the returnees who identified herself as Sola Adeleke 38 years old appealed to the Federal Government to deal decisively with human traffickers who misled Nigerians with fake information on greener pastures that does not exist outside the country Adeleke an indigene of Ibadan Oyo State said the traffickers subjected their victims to inhuman treatment they would never expose their children to The returnee narrating her ordeal said she dropped out of school at primary four adding that her mother approached a neighbour who was known to be helping young ones out of the country The man told my mother that he would help me to get good job and that I don t need to pay a dime in Nigeria but until l starts work for a year she said Adeleke a mother of five said her husband was not treating her well and they had to divorce and returned to her mother She said it was hardship being experienced that made her mother to decide that she should follow the man trafficker My inability to communicate in English changed everything negatively as soon l got to Libya in 2016 as the well known nice man trafficker turned out to be something different He trafficker told me that I will work for him for one and half years without giving me a dime to take care of my feeding or anything In Libya once a lady gets there the traffickers forced women to go into prostitution and if she refused there is a place that she would be taken to be flogged mercilessly And by the time she survives the punishment she would beg to prostitute freely for the trafficker to get his money which is faster than being a housemaid I will never advise anyone to travel to Libya or anywhere because the people are evil l paid the man more than N1 million without bringing anything back My children had suffered enough and l have returned to take care of them she said Edited By Tayo Ikujuni Olagoke Olatoye
    NEMA receives another batch of 116 Nigerians from Libya
    Metro3 years ago

    NEMA receives another batch of 116 Nigerians from Libya

    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has received another batch of 116 Nigerians, who volunteered to be repatriated back to Nigeria from Libya.

    The Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, received the returnees on behalf of Mr Mustapha Maihajja, the Director-General of the agency.

    Farinloye said that the Nigerians arrived the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, late hour on Wednesday night.

    According to him, the returnees were brought via Al Buraq Air Boeing 737 Aircraft with flight number UZ 188/26 and registration number 5A-DMG-MJI.

    He said that the returnees were brought by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and European Union on the platform of the Assisted Voluntary Returnees (AVR) Programme.

    Farinloye said after profiling, the returnees comprised 48 female adults, two female children, five female infants as well as 53 male adults, five male children and three male infants.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that other agencies that received the returnees included the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

    One of the returnees, who identified herself as Sola Adeleke, 38 years old, appealed to the Federal Government to deal decisively with human traffickers, who misled Nigerians with fake information on greener pastures that does not exist outside the country.

    Adeleke, an indigene of Ibadan, Oyo State, said the traffickers subjected their victims to inhuman treatment they would never expose their children to.

    The returnee, narrating her ordeal, said she dropped out of school at primary four, adding that her mother approached a neighbour who was known to be helping young ones out of the country.

    “The man told my mother that he would help me to get good job and that I don’t need to pay a dime in Nigeria, but until l starts work for a year,” she said.

    Adeleke, a mother of five, said her husband was not treating her well and they had to divorce and returned to her mother.

    She said it was hardship being experienced that made her mother to decide that she should follow the man (trafficker).

    ”My inability to communicate in English changed everything  negatively as soon l got to Libya in 2016, as the well-known nice man (trafficker) turned out to be something different.

    “He (trafficker) told me that I will work for him for one and half years without giving me a dime to take care of my feeding or anything.

    “In Libya, once a lady gets there, the traffickers forced women to go into prostitution, and if she refused, there is a place that she would be taken to be flogged mercilessly.

    ”And by the time she survives the punishment, she would beg to prostitute freely for the trafficker to get his money, which is faster than being a housemaid.

    “I will never advise anyone to travel to Libya or anywhere because the people are evil.

    “l paid the man more than N1 million without bringing anything back. My children had suffered enough and l have returned to take care of them,” she said.


    Edited By: Tayo Ikujuni/Olagoke Olatoye