FG Concludes Arrangements For The Evacuation Of 5,037 Nigerians Stranded In Libya
Evacuation Operation To Commence On Friday
The federal government has concluded arrangements for the mass evacuation of 5, 037 Nigerians stranded in Libya back home.
In a statement issued by National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA ) and signed by Head, Media and Public relations, Sani Datti in Abuja, a Federal Government Delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Minister Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema and comprising of the Director General of National Emergency Management Agency, Mustapha Maihaja and other heads of relevant agencies arrived Libya to commence the process of massive evacuation of Nigerians stranded in the North African country back home.
The delegation would engage the Libyan Authorities, Nigerian officials and Nigeria citizens living there, as well as International organisations working on migration issues in Libya.
The delegation arrived Tripoli, Libya on Wednesday ahead of the actual evacuation operation that is expected to commence on Friday with the airlift of the stranded Nigerians by two indigenous carriers engaged in the exercises.
Meanwhile, a reception centre has been established in Port Harcourt where the returnees, on their arrival, would be formally received and profiled before being transported to their various states.
Delegates of the Federal Government to Libya include Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema; Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa; Director General NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja; Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Muhammadu Babandede; Director General National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, Julie Okah-Donli; Federal Commissioner National Commission for Refugees, Sadiya Umar Faruq and representatives of other security agencies.