The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has announced the return of 118 Nigerians who were stranded in Libya.
NIDCOM, in a post on Twitter, said the returnees who arrived in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday include 51 males, 41 females, 17 children, and nine infants.
The Commission said, “118 Returnees ( 51 Males, 41 Females, 17 Children, and nine Infants ) Stranded Nigerians in Libya just arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 1.30am local time today 17th March 2021 via Buraq Air.
“The returnees will be quarantined at the Federal Capital Territory Hajj camp for 14 days in line with the new COVID-19 protocols by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19.”
NIDCOM boss, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, thanked all those who made their return to Nigeria possible, She advised Nigerians to avoid going on journeys which she described as deadly and illegal.
She tweeted, “We@nidcom_gov thank the @IOM_Nigeria @UNmigration for making this happen. Again, we appeal to Nigerians to avoid these deadly, illegal journeys.”