Published On: Wed, Mar 17th, 2021

118 Stranded Nigerian Returnees Arrive Abuja

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News Investigators/ A new batch of one hundred and eighteen(118) stranded Nigerian nationals arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport Abuja, from Tripoli, Libya, in the early hours of Wednesday, 17th March 2021.
The returnees who were aboard a chartered flight comprised 9 Infant, 17 children, adult 51 male and 41 female.
Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and Nigerian Center For Disease Control (NCDC), were on hand to receive the returnees and ensure all COVID -19 protocols were dutifully observed.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the evacuation of the stranded Nigerians was facilitated by the Federal Government in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Director Consular and Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bolaji Akinremi, while addressing the returnees, urged them to assist government efforts in creating awareness on the challenges associated with irregular migration by sharing their experiences.
The returnees have been camped at the FCT Hajj camp to observe the mandatory 14 days isolation as part of the COVID-19 protocol, the statement added.

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