The Enugu State Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has received 10 out of 11 indigenes of the State who were among the 490 Nigerians recently repatriated from Libya by the federal Government.
Addressing the returnees at the Enugu State Government House, Governor Ugwuanyi expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari and his team for facilitating the return of the affected Nigerians to the country.
The Governor charged youths to invest their resourcefulness and creativity at home, rather than expose themselves to slavery and other forms of hardship abroad.
He promised to assist the returnees undertake necessary medical examinations as well as reintegrate them with their families and society at large.
Earlier in a remark, the Executive Secretary of State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mrs. Nkechi Eneh, explained that one of the returnees, a female was not present with the others because she was went for medical attention, following a injury she sustained.
Narrating their ordeals, two of the returnees, Mr. James Chioma Ogbo and Hyacinth Mathias Ikechukwu said they faced undue hardship and trauma in the hands of Libyans.
A prayer session was also held in honour of the returnees and other Nigerians in similar conditions abroad.