Over 326 stranded Nigerians have returned to the country from Libya after their failed attempt at heading over to Europe.
This was revealed by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday in Lagos as the returnees touched down in Nigeria.
According to the Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Idris Muhammed, the returnees were received in two batches.
He noted that they arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos via two different flights.
“At the end of profiling, the breakdown of the returnees shows 148 female adults; six female children, 15 female infants, making a total of 169 females,”he added.
“The males are143 male adults, two male children and 12 male infants, making a total of 157 males.”
Muhammed noted that, “The country of our dream is unfolding. As you are struggling to travel outside the country, many foreign nationals are struggling to come into Nigeria as well.
“Movement of people is naturally divine and no one is saying you should not travel but travelling across the desert is not worth it.
“The Federal government is desirous to make every Nigerian contribute his or her quota in developing the country to the level we want it to be.
“Let us all stay back and support the government in its efforts at refocusing the country.”