Sat. Apr 1st, 2023

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received a batch of 150 Nigerians assisted back from Niamey, Niger Republic.

The agency said this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.

NEMA said the returnees were voluntarily repatriated back to Nigeria with the assistance of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

It said the returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Cargo Wing, Ikeja on board Sky Mali, UR-CQX at 11.20a.m. on Tuesday.

The returnees, NEMA said, comprise 109 male, 37 female and four infants.

Mr Mustapha Ahmed, Director-General, NEMA, who officially received the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government, was represented by Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of the Agency.

Mr Lauren De Boeck, Head of Mission, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) commended the synergy between the agencies, noting that it had translated to smooth operations in the country.

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