180 Nigerians expected to return from Libya next week Tuesday


The Presidency on Friday said another 180 Nigerians are expected back in Nigeria from Libya on Tuesday.

The returnees will be the third batch of Nigerians to be ferried back to the country from Libya in the last one month.

At least 171 Nigerians returned on January 21 while 161 returned on February 14.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, spoke at the Presidential Villa while receiving the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons Commission, Sadiya Farouk.

Dabiri-Erewa said the Federal Government was expecting more migrants back in the country with the current happenings around the world.

The presidential aide said her office would be working with the Commission to sensitise Nigerians on the need to stay away from some countries.

She said, “Your visit is timely because we expect more migrants back home. In fact, 180 Nigerians are expected back from Libya on Tuesday.

“With what is going on around the world, it is going to be worse. We will work with your commission to continue to sensitise Nigerians on the need for them to know that some places are not just worth it.”

Speaking earlier, Farouk commended Dabiri-Erewa for her efforts toward ensuring that Nigerians in diaspora are treated with dignity.

She condemned the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa and pledged her commitment to moves to end such unwarranted attacks.

Farouk promised to work with Dabiri-Erewa to educate Nigerians on the dangers of irregular migration.

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