NEMA Receives Over 100 Deported Nigerians From Turkey

The National Emergency Management Agency and other stakeholders have received a total of 103 Nigerians deported from the Republic of Turkiye back to Nigeria.

The deportees who arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Friday at 7pm through the pilgrims wing of the airport were received by the Federal Government officials led by NEMA.

A Southwind Airlines flight, TCGRB, conveyed the deportees from Turkiye to Nigeria.

Addressing the returnees, the Director General of NEMA, Mrs. Zubaida Umar, admonished them to accept their experience in good faith and be law-abiding.

The DG NEMA, who was represented by the Director, North Central Zone, Alhaji Bashir Garga, said the returnees were received with dignity to assuage their experience and assured the concerns of the Federal Government over their plights.

Umar announced that a token of financial support had been provided to assist in their transportation to their various locations.

After being screened by officials of the Port Health Authority, profiling was done by NEMA and NCFRMI; they were cleared by NIS and given transportation to aid their movement to their various destinations.

Other stakeholders that joined to receive the deportees were officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service, the National Commission for Refugees, Migrant and Internally Displaced Persons, and the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons.

Others are the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

Others were officials of the Port Health Authority and the National Intelligence Agency.



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