On Tuesday, the Federal Government evacuated 161 Nigerian migrants who were stuck in Libya in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The goal of the Voluntary Humanitarian Repatriation (VHR) program was to make sure that Nigerian migrants were not left stranded overseas, according to Ambassador Kabiru Musa, Chargé D’Affaires En Titre of the Nigerian Mission in Libya, who made this statement in Abuja.
The evacuees are scheduled to land at Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos later in the day after leaving Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli on a chartered flight on Tuesday.
There are sixteen children, eight babies, 100 adult ladies, and 37 adult males among the evacuees.
According to Musa, “officials will receive them upon arrival to assist with their resettlement and reintegration into society.”
He declared that no Nigerian would be left stranded or abandoned in Libyan detention facilities, and that the Federal Government would not back down in its efforts.