DG of NEMA Mustapha Yunusa Maihaja

State governments have a 48-hour ultimatum to evacuate their Libya returnees from the National Emergency Management Agency centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

South-South Zonal Coordinator of the agency Martins Ejike announced the ultimatum on Sunday, when another batch of Nigerians arrived in the State from Libya.

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“A graphic showed that Edo state alone recorded 309 out of 484 migrants; the record also showed that over 80 per cent of the returnees were indigenes of Edo and Delta states,” he said.

“It is more convenient for the largely affected states to evacuate their returnees from Port Harcourt.”

The returnees, comprising 540 adult and 20 infants, arrived the Port Harcourt airport on board Max Air, with registration No: 5N-HMM at about 11:52 p.m.