NAN: No less than 43 Nigerians were on Thursday expelled from Italy, Germany and Belgium, for conferring different offenses. Thirty three of them were extradited by Italy.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees touched base at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos at around 8.40 p.m.
The deportees, who are all male, were carried back with a sanctioned Hifly flying machine with enlistment number CS-TQW, in the midst of tight security.
Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, the Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), affirmed the advancement to NAN.
He said 33 of the deportees were from Italy, while the other seven and another three were ousted from Germany and Italy, individually.
Sidi, spoke to by Dr Onimode Bandele, the Deputy Director, Search and Rescue, NEMA, said NEMA and other sister offices were at the air terminal to get the deportees.
“They were ousted for submitting different offenses in their host nations and as should be obvious, our offices are here to do the needful.
“As a dependable government, we can’t simply leave our nationals to enter the nation without giving them a decent welcome and helping them to return to their families,” he said.
Sidi exhorted Nigerians to remain in the nation and create it together.
He said a few stipends would be given to the deportees to encourage their transportation to their different goals.
Different offices who were at the airplane terminal to get the deportees included authorities of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, the Nigerian Police Force and the Nigeria Immigration Service.