No fewer than 330 Nigerians who migrated illegally to Libya will be deported back home today, Friday 1st March 2019.
The Spokesman of Ministry of Foreign Affairs identified as George Ehidiamen, who made this known in a statement in Abuja, on Thursday, February 28th, stated that the deportation would be coordinated by International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Embassy of Nigeria in Tripoli, the Libyan capital.
George Ehidiamen, the spokesman of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, further explained that those people who would be going back to Nigeria from Libya would be flown in simultaneously on board two chartered Buraq Airline flights, which would arrive Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at about half past four this afternoon.
In addition, the statement made by the spokesman of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, George Ehidiamen, made it clear that on arrival of the Nigerians into the country, they would be duly welcomed and received by officials of Nigerian Immigration Service and other relevant agencies within the country.
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George Ehidiamen also stated the ministry’s desire to work with relevant authorities to address the scourge of illegal migration by Nigerians to Libya in nearing months ahead.
Meanwhile, in the past weeks, recall that hundreds of Nigerians who fled into in Libya have in the last three years been evacuated home by the federal government and sent back to Nigeria where they come from.