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NEMA evacuates 191 stranded Nigerians from India



The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Friday, evacuated a total of 191 stranded Nigerians from India.

The returnees, who arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 4pm, were received by a delegation of the Federal Government, led by NEMA officials.

NEMA spokesperson, Ezekiel Manzo, said in a statement that after being profiled and screened, the returnees were given a token of $100 US Dollars or equivalent for transportation to their various homes.

Addressing the returnees, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, who was represented by a deputy director in the Ministry, Dr. Suleiman Abubakar, admonished them to be law abiding.

The minister said the token provided them by the federal government was meant to support their movement home.

In his remark, director-general of NEMA, Mustapha Habib Ahmed, advised the returnees to learn from their experiences and be law abiding citizens.

The NEMA boss, who was represented by the deputy director, Search and Rescue, Ishaya Isa Chonoko, said the federal government had approved the evacuation to ease the suffering of Nigerians stranded abroad to bring them back home safely.

Among officials that received the returnees were staff of Airport agencies, military, Nigerian Police, Nigerian Immigration Service, National Commission for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), NAPTIP, Nigerian Diaspora Commission, NDLEA, Nigerian Correctional Service, Nigerian Customs service, Port Health Services, NCDC and others.

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