January 4, 2018 – FG Delegates Arrive Tripoli For Mass Evacuation Of Nigerians Stranded In Libya
The FG has sent a Special Delegation to Tripoli on a fact-finding mission on the level of the enslavement of Nigerians in Libya. The delegation is also expected to plan the mass evacuation of Nigerians trapped in the North African country.
The delegation, which is led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, includes the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mrs. Julie Okah-Donli, and the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Diaspora Matters, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, among others.
The delegation, which departed the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja about 9.20a.m., was on board the Nigeria Air Force Flight N5FGS.
The fact-finding mission will, among other things, engage with the Libyan authorities, Nigerian officials and citizens living in Libya as well as international organisations working on migration issues in the country.
Following reports of the enslavement of Nigerian migrants in Libya, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the evacuation of all Nigerians trapped in the North African country back to Nigeria.