Federal Government Of Nigeria in collaboration with IOM (International Organization of Migration) have been working together in facilitating the return of Nigerian Migrants in Libya for over a year now. Many had traveled illegally through the desert trying to reach Italy via Libya before finding themselves in tight situations, thrown into jail for illegal entry or falling into the hands of wrong people and being sold into slavery/prostitution.
On return to Nigeria, Officials from IOM and federal government agencies – NEMA and NCFRMI (National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons) are always on ground to receive them at the airport.
They would be profiled and Food, Accommodation and Financial assistance would be given to them. This has been the general procedure since last year as over 3,000 Nigerian Migrants have been returned from Libya.
Watch live reports by Nikki Laoye (NCFRMI Southwest Voice of Refugees and IDPs/Founder of Angel 4 Life Foundation)
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