Another 180 Nigerians are back in Nigeria from Libya on Tuesday. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, unveiled this on Friday while getting the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons Commission, Sadiya Farouk, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
That is the third cluster of Nigerians that will come back from Libya in the most recent one month. 171 returned on February 21 while 161 returned on February 14.
Dabiri-Erewa said the Federal Government was expecting more transients back in the nation with the present happenings around the globe.
She said her office would, in this way, be working with the commission to sharpen Nigerians on the need to keep away from a few nations.
She stated, “Your visit is convenient on the grounds that we expect more transients back home. Indeed, 180 Nigerians are normal once more from Libya on Tuesday.
“With what is going on around the world, it is going to be worse.
“We will work with your commission to continue to sensitise Nigerians on the need for them to know that some places are not just worth it.”
Prior, Farouk had complimented Dabiri-Erewa for her endeavors towards guaranteeing that Nigerians in diaspora are treated with nobility and respect.
She denounced the xenophobic assaults on Nigerians in South Africa and promised her dedication to a managed promotion to end such unjustifiable assaults.
She guaranteed to work with Dabiri-Erewa to teach Nigerians on the perils of sporadic relocation.
Farouk stated, “These projects will better advise Nigerians on their alternatives so they can settle on educated choice and create reasonable desires when going outside the nation.
“It is important to note that the issue of sensitisation is an offshoot of the National Migration Dialogue.
“The dialogue highlighted the need to establish a migration desk in all states and local governments which will provide sensitization from the grassroots level in order to curb the root causes of irregular migration.”
She said the commission has additionally built up an arrival, readmission and reintegration program which gives referrals to settlement administrations to returnees.
To additionally provide food for returnees, Farouk said the commission has likewise built up a standard working methodology for the direct of return, readmission and reintegration of Nigerians.
“What is currently obtainable is an ad-hoc approach which is not sustainable.
“The SOP when operationalised will ensure that the returning Nigerian migrants are adequately reintegrated into the society.
“The SOP has been validated by the relevant stakeholders but yet to be institutionalised. We, therefore, seek your partnership to ensure the operationalisation,” she added.