FG Evacuates 1,030 Stranded Nigerians from Libya In 2018
File picture of Libya returnees/Photo: NAN

The Federal Government says it has evacuated 1,030 stranded Nigerian migrants from Libya between Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, 2018.

Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mustapha Maihaja, revealed this at a joint news conference by the Federal Government delegation to Libya.

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Recall that the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, had on Jan. 5 led a delegation on fact finding mission to Libya to secure the release of Nigerian migrants stranded in that country.

The delegation comprised of Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora and Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service.

According to Maihaja, the returnees were 485, who came back on Sunday, and 545, who returned on Monday.

He noted that they were part of the 5,037 stranded Nigerians in Libya identified for evacuation back home.