The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) revealed that no fewer than 9, 822 Stranded Nigerians were assisted back home by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) from 10 different countries in 18 months.
Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman, the Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, South West Zone, has made this known while receiving another batch of of 153 Assisted Voluntary Returnees (AVR) brought back by IOM from Libya on Friday.
He said majority of the returnees were from Libya with about 8,657 voluntary returnees, while others were brought back from Niger, Mali, Morocco, Liberia, Burkina Faso, France, Ireland, Austria and Poland made up the remaining balance.
Suleiman said: “The IOM analysis of the exercise reveals that out of the total figure, 59 per cent of the returnees are males and 41 per cent are females.
“Further analysis shows that out of the above, 57 per cent are adult males, adult females consisted of 37 per cent, minor males are three per cent and minor females are also three per cent.”