NEMA’s Deputy Director of Search and Rescue, Dr Onimode Bandele has called on Nigerians to join hands with the government to develop the economy. He made this call after a total of 41 Nigerians, made up of 33 males and 8 females, deported from the United Kingdom arrived Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos on Wednesday and were received by the National Emergency Management Agency on behalf of the Federal Government.
“Nigeria of today offer adequate opportunity for all to excel and realize potentials.”
The deportees were transported on a chartered flight by the British authorities which arrived about 7:40am at the cargo wing of the airport where they were screened by a team of Nigerian Immigration Service officials and security operatives before being released to the National Emergency Management Agency.
“There was no prisoner on board the aircraft that brought the deportees. These are Nigerians that have committed some immigrated related offences. Our roles here is to receive the deportees on behalf of the Federal Government, counsel and assist them. Nigeria of today offer adequate opportunity for all to excel and realize potentials. So, you don’t have to travel abroad if you don’t have proper documents to so. We should join hands with the government to develop our country.”