NEMA Receives 105 Stranded Nigerians
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received 105 Nigerians stranded in Chad.
NEMA Coordinator for Kano Territorial Office, Dr. Nuradeen Abdullahi, announced this while receiving the returnees who were brought into the country through Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano.
Abdullahi explained that the stranded Nigerians arrived at the airport around 10 p.m onboard Boeing 737-7k9 ASKY Airlines operated by Ethiopian Airlines KP9401 with registration number ET-ANH.
The returnees were brought back to Kano under the care of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) from N’djamena through a voluntary repatriation programme.
“The programme is meant for distressed Nigerians who left the country to seek greener pastures in various European countries but couldn’t afford to return when their journey became frustrated,” he said.
Abdullahi advised the returnees to be advocates of the campaign against irregular migration.
The NEMA Coordinator also advised fellow Nigerians to avoid endangering their lives by seeking greener pastures in other countries, adding that no country is better than Nigeria.
He recalled that the agency, between May and October 2022, received 560 Nigerians stranded in Agadez in Niger Republic, as well as Khartoum in Sudan, and were trained in various skills acquisition.