- Another 111 Nigerian migrants in Libya are set to return on Thursday, May 3
- About 7,720 stranded Nigerians in Libya have been rescued so far by the International Organization for Migration
One hundred and eleven Nigerian migrants still in Libya are expected to return home on Thursday, May 3, according to Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, the Head of European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS.
Karlsen said no less than 7,720 Nigerians have been repartraited from Libya, Guardian reports.
He said: “It is vital for us that the return is done in an orderly manner where the returnees are giving opportunity to start life again.
”We are partnering with IOM to give them funding and vocational training to enable them to start something.
"We are also working on increasing the European investments in Nigeria as part of solution to the challenge. We recognise Nigerian youths’ contribution everywhere in the world.
”We are trying to redouble access to students’ visa and access to students’ exchange programme; this is the kind of partnership we want to have."
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that some Libya returnees on Tuesday, April 24, were at the Edo state government house in Benin City to protest the management of their stipend accounts by financial institutions where their accounts are domiciled, and related issues.
The protest was peaceful and the issues raised were largely administrative such as N1,100 deduction for Automated Teller Machine card, maintenance fee and sundry issues.
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