Two fresh batches of Nigerian returnees from Libya arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, in different flights on Thursday night.
The first flight with 154 returnees arrived at 8:45 pm aboard a chartered Libyan aircraft. They were received at the cargo wing of the MMIA by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other officials of the federal government while 32 others arrived via a commercial flight.
There were 99 female adults and 75 male adults with eight infants and four children.
NEMA Zonal Coordinator, Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman, disclosed that the new returnees were those resident in Libya without intention to go further and that they voluntarily decided to return home through the intervention of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
IOM has been repatriating stranded Nigerians from Libya with over 8000 assisted since the exercise commenced.
The NEMA Director implored them to look inward to engage themselves in meaningful and decent endeavours as they cannot be treated as second class citizens in their homeland.