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NEMA, IOM receive 34 voluntary returnees from Chad


NEMA, IOM receive 34 voluntary returnees from Chad

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), have received 34 Nigerians who voluntarily returned from Chad.

Mr Justin Uwazuruonye, Head, Abuja Operations Office, NEMA, disclosed this in an interview with NAN, on Wednesday in Abuja.

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Uwazuruonye said that the returnees were received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja by the staff of IOM, NEMA Operations Officer, and other key stakeholders.

He said that the agency had on July 14, welcomed a previous batch of 41 Nigerians.

He listed the first batch of returnees to include; 12 adults and 29 children, while the second batch consisted of 27 adults and seven children.

“Both batches were accommodated and profiled by IOM and NEMA personnel, after which they were released to go back to their home states.

“Most of them are from Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Kebbi and Niger states.


“Receiving the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government and NEMA’s Director-General, they were advised to remain, good citizens, as they go back to their home states,” Uwazuruonye said.

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