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NEMA evacuates 5037 Nigerians from Libya

Nigerians returnees from Libya
In a massive evacuation operation to return 5037 stranded Nigerians from Libya, the Federal Government has deployed a Jumbo jet for the exercise.

The jumbo jet arrived Tripoli Airport in Libya at the weekend with officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for the airlift of the immigrants who would be flown to Port Harcourt International Airport.

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.

The Hon Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema is leading the delegation while NEMA is coordinating the operation.

Other agencies involved in the evacuation operation include Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora,the Nigerian Immigration Service, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, the National Commission for Refugees and other security agencies.

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