545 migrants to returns from Libya on Tuesday

  • The last batch of 485 returnees arrived Nigeria on Sunday
  • Another batch of at least 545 migrants will arrive Nigeria on Tuesday, 9 January
  • The Tuesday batch is said to be part of the 5,037 Nigerians stranded in Libya
  • The Director General of NEMA revealed this on Monday
  • The NEMA boss says the 545 returnees will arrive Port Harcourt International Airport

No fewer than 545 more Nigerian migrants will be repatriated from Libya today, barely 24 hours after 485 returnees arrived on Sunday.

The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Engr Mustapha Maihaja, stated that the returnees are part of the 5,037 stranded Nigerians identified for evacuation back home.

Maihaja was speaking at a briefing by the Federal Government’s delegation to Libya on a mission to secure the release of Nigerian migrants stranded in the North African country, noting that the 545 returnees will arrive Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State.

A reception centre has been set up in Port Harcourt for the returnees on their arrival, where they will be received and profiled before being transported to their various states.