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  • 36 Nigerians deported from Sweden

    Federal government has welcomed 36 migrants from Sweden who had irregular status in the country

    36 Nigerians deported from Sweden

    The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) received the returnees on behalf of the federal government. The reception took place at the International Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja yesterday.

    The federal commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Tijani Ahmed, who was represented by the director of Migrant Affairs, Amb. Catherine Udida emphasised government’s commitment to integrating these returnees into various programmes and initiatives that align with the president’s renewed hope agenda.

    “The government is dedicated to providing support and opportunities for the migrants to rebuild their lives, identifying vulnerable individuals, and offering referrals where needed. The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and civil society organisations also provide shelter and support. We will also continue to counsel them to reintegrate properly,” Ahmed said.
    Upon their arrival, the migrants were provided with dignity kits, documented properly, and transported by NCFRMI in collaboration with International Returns and Reintegration Assistance (IRARA) to offer temporary shelter.

    The returnees consist of 18 males, 18 females, among them are 14 children.

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