The third batch of Nigerians totaling 171 deported from Libya yesterday arrived the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos aboard an aircraft operated by Buraq Air with registration no TNSIB UZ/89/190. You will think that all the deportations will discourage Nigerians from traveling in search of greener pastures, but this has not.
This is just as the deportees made up of 76 males and 95 females called on federal government to provide jobs for the youths to prevent the dangerous attempt to cross the dreaded Mediterranean sea to Europe The deportees who had three medical cases, brought in an ambulance arrived the Haji camp of the airport, where the deportees were profiled. They looked joyous for being able to make it back to Nigeria after the harrowing experience they had in Libya.
Addressing newsmen after the profiling of the deportees, National Commission for Refugee Commissioner, Hajia Sadiat Umar-Farouk said not all the deportees are illegal immigrants as some of them had valid papers but were deported after a frame up by their host country’s militias. She, however, advised the young girls to avoid the dangerous journey across the dessert in search of greener pasture.
“The grass is actually not as green on the other side as the youths imagine. They should stay back here and practice their trade as some of these returnees already had skills they learnt here in Nigeria. ‘’They can make it here. It is these same skills they practice in the country they migrated to.” She disclosed that the National Commission for Refugee agency towards assisting any Nigerian in distress abroad so that they can return to Nigeria as the current 171 Nigerians who were assisted back by the commission.