Nigeria receives 491 Stranded Nigerians from Libya

Returnees on arrival at the Airport Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

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The Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama receiving 491 stranded Nigerians from Libya at Port Harcourt International Airport, expressed Nigerian Government's commitment to see all stranded Nigerians in Libya returned.

The minister reacting on the inhumane treatment and suffering the stranded Nigerians face in Libya, said: "We have made it clear to the Libyan Government that we want to see all Nigerians there....instead of hearing from them.”
He added that as Libya is a signatory to international conventions, the country is expected to have control of those who guard our children whose laxity makes the Nigerians to become a money making commodity.
Mr. Onyeama however said the Libyan authorities are cooperating with the Nigerian government on the exercise see all the stranded Nigerians back.
The Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Sir Kenneth Kobani, who led the state delegation to receive the returnees commended President Muhammadu Buhari for making efforts in the returning of the stranded Nigerians.
On behalf of the Rivers State Governor Mr Nyesom Wike, he said “the government would do everything in its power to assist federal agencies handling this programme, because above everything else, we are all Nigerians and this programme is a clear indication that when we work together, we can achieve anything.
"What you are seeing here today clearly shows that our governor and indeed the President feel same about this issue.