Another batch of 175 Nigerians stranded in Libya returned to the country on Tuesday.
The Nigerians were received at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
The South-West Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the development to journalists in Lagos.
Farinloye said that the stranded Nigerians were received at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 11:58 p.m, with Boeing 737-800 Al Buraq Air, with registration number 5A-DMG.
He said that the returnees were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through a voluntary repatriation programme.
Farinloye said that the returnees are 77 male adults, 64 female adults, 11 male and 12 female children, five female infants and six male infants.
The returnees, according to him, were brought back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through a voluntary repatriation programme
He added that the programme was designed to facilitate the return of distressed Nigerians who had left the country in search of greener pastures in various European countries back home.
At least more than 400 Nigerians stranded in the North African country had returned home under the arrangement in the last three months.
Farinloye enjoined the returnees to turn a new leaf in looking for ample opportunities in the country that was enough for everyone to achieve their desired goals.
He, however, appealed to the returnees to avoid vices that they must have been exposed to from the country of departure in their homeland.
“We advised the returnees to realise that there’s no country better than Nigeria.
“Here you have all the freedom to achieve your potential, looking for greener pastures in foreign is no longer a reality. Those countries are not better off when you consider the challenges you encounter there and here.”