The Libyan returnees are being screened at PH International Airport
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491 LIBYAN RETURNEES RECEIVED AT THE PORT HARCOURT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Libyan returnees alight from the plane.
Officials of the Federal and Rivers State Governments on Sunday received 491 Libyan returnees at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama was present at the reception.
While the Federal Government delegation was led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, the Secretary of the Rivers State Government, Sir Kenneth Kobani led the delegation of the state government.
Libyan returnees entering the bus.
The team that received the 491 returnees included Immigration officials, NEMA staff, NAPTIP, military personnel and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Kenneth Kobani flanked by some military men.
Speaking at the reception for the returnees, the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Sir Kenneth Kobani stated that the programme was strictly a programme of the Federal Government.
He thanked the President for the effort in bringing back stranded Nigerians who have suffered indignity in Libya.
He said: “As a state government, we had no choice really. Let me say that the Rivers State Governor made it clear to me that we should do everything possible to make sure that this exercise is handled smoothly and that the Rivers State Government would do everything in its power to assist the Federal agencies handling this programme. Continue reading