Frightening As World Massively Deporting Nigerians, 540 More From Libya In August
Massive deportation of Nigerians from other parts of the world, especially from African countries, frightening, says NAPTIP DG.
Five hundred and forty Nigerians are set for deportation from Libya, beginning from Aug. 10,Mrs. Julie Okah-Donli, Director-General, National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons(NAPTIP), has said.
Okah-Donli disclosed this on Wednesday in Osogbo, at the inauguration of the North-West Zonal Command Office of the agency.
She said that the deportees would be brought back to Nigeria in three batches of 180 each. Deported Nigerians The NAPTIP boss said that more than 2000 Nigerians were deported from various part of the world from February till date, over various migration offences, including human trafficking.
She decried the rising trend of deportation of Nigerians from different parts of the world, especially in Africa, and described the situation as “frightening”.
“Such massive deportations are not good for us as a people. Government at all levels must take steps to halt it by initiating measures that will reduce the vulnerability of our people to being trafficked. “We must also strive to enlighten our people to resist the temptation to leave the country at all cost,” she said.