The federal government has successfully repatriated 108 Nigerian migrants who were stranded in Niger
Speaking on Tuesday, Alexander Oturu, southwest zonal coordinator of the National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), said there were infants among those repatriated.
Oturu said the evacuation was facilitated by the Nigerian Mission in Niamey and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
He said the repatriated Nigerians include 32 males, 29 females, 44 children and three infants.
“The migrants were conveyed to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency camp, where the NCFRMI and IOM have a tripartite agreement to provide temporary shelter for the returnees, before they are provided with onward transportation allowance to enable them get to their final destinations,” NAN quoted Oturu as saying.
“In line with Mr. President’s Renewed Hope Agenda, the returnees will be integrated into various government programmes, as well as the reintegration programmes of the UN Migration Agency.”