The National Emergency Management Agency received 104 Nigerians from N’Djamena, Chad Republic at Kano’s Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport.
While meeting the returnees in Kano on Tuesday, Dr. Nuradeen Abdullahi, Agency Coordinator, Kano Territorial Office, stated this.
Abdullahi said the returnees arrived at the airport at 2:15 p.m., represented by NEMA Kano Head of Human Resources Suleiman Sa’ad-Abubakar.
The returnees were flown to Nigeria by SKY MALI Airlines, an Ethiopian Airline B737-500 with registration number UR-CQX.
Kano, Katsina, Borno, Akwa Ibom, and Yobe were represented by 34 men, 18 women, and 52 children, according to the Coordinator.
A voluntary repatriation program took the returnees from N’Djamena to the International Organization for Migration.
He remarked, “The programme is for the distressed who had left the country to seek greener pastures in European countries and could not afford to return when their journey became frustrated.”
He said the government will train returnees in trades and self-sufficiency to help them integrate into society faster.
Abdullahi warned Nigerians to avoid illegal migration and avoid risking their lives by traveling abroad.
The News Agency of Nigeria received 444 stranded Nigerians from Niamey, Niger Republic between February and April 2023.