About 542 Nigerians who were faced with fate and left stranded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have arrived Nigeria via a Max Air Charted flight.
They were received by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
This was disclosed in a terse statement by the Head of the Press Unit of NEMA, Mr Manzo Ezekiel on Sunday in Abuja.
Mr Ezekiel noted that at 4:29 AM on Sunday, the stranded returnees landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, via a Max Air Charted flight.
According to the Head of the Press Unit, a total of 460 females, 79 males and 3 kids were among the numbers of returnees that arrived Abuja.
At the airport to receive the returnees were officials from NEMA, National Commission for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Nigerian Correctional Service, Nigerian Custom Service, (NCDC), Port Health Services and security operatives, and others.
The Director-General of NEMA, Mr Mustapha Ahmed, represented by the Director of Finance and Account of NEMA, Mr Sani Jiba while addressing the returnees advised them to be law-abiding and also learn from their experiences in UAE.
According to Mr Ezekiel, the stranded returnees have been cleared by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and also given transportation fare to their different homes.