The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, on Sunday in Port Harcourt said that the Federal Government would rehabilitate and empower 490 Nigerians evacuated from Libya.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Onyeama gave the assurance on the arrival of the returnees at Port Harcourt Airport in Rivers.
He said that President Muhammadu Buhari had made resources available to ensure that returnees were evacuated as quickly as possible and enable them fit back into the society.
“The president had made provisions for every logistics to make sure that we bring you back from Libya,” he said.
He said: “We negotiated with Libyan Government to make sure that you are here; we know that many of you were trafficked and passed through humiliation.
“We are proud of you, you maintained your dignity despite all odds, we hope that one thing that you have learnt is that your life matters to Mr. President and all Nigerians.
“You have come home; you will not be abandoned; there is a place and provision for you to be rehabilitated and be educated; we will also train you on skills to be empowered in your country.”
Also speaking, the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr. Muhammad Babandede, said that Nigerians have the right to travel to any part of the world.
Babandede also stated that there were citizens of Nigeria who had good jobs and papers in Libya.
He also urged Nigerians to travel through legal means to any country of their choice.