FG Repatriates 481 Nigerians From Libya
Nigerian government on Sunday, evacuated four hundred and eighty one citizens, some who were stranded and living in detention camps from Libya.
The returnees were temporarily camped at a Reception Centre in Port Harcourt pending formal transfer to their states.
The returnees were accompanied by the Director- General of the National Emergency Management Agency( NEMA), Engr. Mustapha Maihaja; the Senior Special Assistant to the President on the Diaspora Affairs, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa and a representative of the National Security Adviser.
A delegation, led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, had negotiated the exit of the returnees with the Libyan Government.
Addressing the returnees in Port Harcourt, Onyeama said: “On behalf of the President,I welcome you back to your country. Mr. President and the good people of Nigeria were concerned about your wellbeing and sent a delegation.
“The President put all resources at our disposal to bring you back. “We came and saw where so many of you were being held in difficult and inhuman condition.
“We had good understanding with Libyan Government and we are happy to bring back these Nigerians home. The Federal Government will do its best to return them safely to their various states. This administration will continue to protect every Nigerian at home and abroad.”