A number of Nigerians in Libya do not want to return home, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has disclosed.
The minister stated this on Wednesday while addressing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja.
Onyeama said the Nigeria’s Charge D’Affairs in Tripoli had been invited to Abuja to give full details of the imprisonment of Nigerians in various detention centres in Libya
He said once the government gets number or Nigerians in Libya’s prisons and all other facts, it would meet with National Emergency Management Agency and the NAPTIP on how to evacuate them.
The minister said the evacuation would be done in co-ordination with International Organisation for Migration “and see if we can very quickly repatriate all our Nigerian nationals who are there who want to return home.
“The charge d’ affairs said a number of Nigerians (and not all of them) do not want to come home. Certainly, it has to be those who want to come back home.”
More than 3000 Nigerians have brought back home since light was shone on the illicit slave trade business happening in Libya.