April 17, 2024

FG, IOM Execute High-Stakes Operation, Safely Return 147 Stranded Nigerians from Libya


The Federal Government, in tandem with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has orchestrated the successful repatriation of 147 irregular Nigerian migrants who were stranded in Libya. Amb. Kabiru Musa, Charge d’Affaires En Titre of the Nigerian Mission in Libya, delivered this impactful news in an official statement.


This diverse group, consisting of 78 males, 55 females, 13 children, and one infant, embarked on their journey from Tripoli International Airport via chartered flight UZ 189 on Tuesday. Their much-anticipated arrival at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos is scheduled for the same evening.


Amb. Musa underscored the government’s unwavering commitment to an ongoing evacuation initiative, championed by the Federal Government and backed by IOM in Libya. This concerted effort aligns with the administration’s ambitious “renewed hope” agenda, striving to provide citizens with an improved quality of life.


“We remain dedicated to evacuating stranded Nigerians who have expressed a strong desire to return home under the IOM’s Voluntary Humanitarian Repatriation (VHR) program,” Musa affirmed. He extended heartfelt appreciation to the Libyan authorities for their steadfast support, crucial to the success of these complex repatriation endeavors.

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