Nigeria pledges to help migrants returning from Libya abuses

02 December, 2017, 00:14 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Nigeria pledges to help migrants returning from Libya abuses

Buhari had on a tweet on his handle said, "The situation in Libya, of people being sold into slavery, is appalling and unacceptable".

Others at the airport included Nigeria's ambassador, Ibrahim Isa; Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa; and some embassy officials, as well as representatives of Nigerians resident in Cote d Ivoire.

The governor of one state in southern Nigeria says he's ready to help Nigerians returning from Libya where they were abused by human traffickers. We will try and keep them at home.

"After 43 years of Gadhafi, why are they recruiting so many people from the Sahel, including Nigerians?"

-President Buhari reacts to the story of Nigerian ladies who died at sea while trying to cross into Europe through the Mediterranean sea.

Buhari, according to a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, declared in Abidjan on Tuesday that all Nigerians stranded in Libya and other parts of the world would be brought home and rehabilitated. All they learned was how to shoot and kill.

Nigeria pledges to help migrants returning from Libya abuses
Nigeria pledges to help migrants returning from Libya abuses

Other Nigerians who spoke urged President Buhari to ensure stable power supply in the country which will in turn boost the economy as more companies will be able to remain in business and engage the unemployed youths, thereby discouraging them from risking their lives and ending up being trafficked or forced into prostitution.

Buhari told Nigerians in the Diaspora that there was "good news" from home. It is absolute madness for people to blow others up in markets, churches and mosques.

Also, the Senate yesterday tasked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with finding ways to end the shocking sale of Africans.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the global level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

Okereafor said that the report of "Libyans slave-trading" on Nigerians was a slap on the face of Nigerians and democracy in Africa.

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