By Mustapha Sumaila
The Federal Government’s particular delegation, led by Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama on Wednesday departed Abuja for Tripoli, the Libyan Capital to evacuate Nigerians trapped in that nation.
The Head, Press and Public Relations of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Mr Josiah Emerole, made this identified in an announcement in Abuja.
Emerole defined that the delegation was led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
“Others members are the Director-General, NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli, and Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Diaspora Matters,’’ he stated.
He stated that the delegation departed the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Wednesday at 9:20a.m on-board the Nigeria Air Force Flight N5FGS.
According to him, information discovering mission on the extent of the enslavement of Nigerians in that nation could be a part of their engagements in Libya.
He stated that they’d additionally interact the Libyan Authorities, Nigerian officers and Nigeria residents dwelling there, in addition to International organisations engaged on migration points in Libya.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stories that following stories of the enslavement of Nigerian Migrants in Libya, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the evacuation of all Nigerians trapped within the nation again residence.
The President additionally arrange a group led by the Foreign Affairs Minister to work out modalities for finishing up the mass evacuation.
Since then, some excessive stage conferences have been held amongst varied Federal Government Agencies with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, presiding.
Emerole quoted the NAPTIP’s Director-General as saying that, “the Agency is able to help victims of human trafficking who might be returning to Nigeria to get correctly reintegrated again into the Nigerian Society.
’“Our Counsellors are absolutely able to obtain the returnees and provides them the wanted psycho-social help for correct reintegration into the society.
“We may even assist them with all the required instruments to maintain themselves together with vocational coaching and schooling help.
“This might be executed with help from Government, Corporate our bodies and the worldwide organisations.
“This is not the time for anybody to stand aloof and watch the Federal Government to do it alone; all hands must be on deck now. Doing nothing will affect all of us,” she stated. (NAN)