Indigenes of the state of Osun who were recently evacuated by the state government have been united with their families.
The Osun indigenes Libya returnees were handed over to their various families in Osogbo, on Monday by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Hon Mudasiru Toogun.
A sum of N10, 000 was given to each of the returnee by the government.
The returnees who include nine females, a young man and a five month old baby, arrived Nigeria previous Friday and were received at the Hajj Camp, Port Harcourt International Airport.
They were camped in Osogbo and taken care of by the government.
Speaking at the farewell ceremony, Toogun commended Governor Rauf Aregbesola for his timely response for the evacuation of the returnees to Osun, stating that the governor is always concerned about the plight of Osun indigenes within and outside the country.
Toogun appreciated Osun State Emergency Management Agency (OSEMA), National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Ministries of Special Duties, Youth and Special Needs, Heath, Osun State Police Command and the Department of State Security Service (DSS) for their various contribution to the welfare and security actions on the Libya returnees.
He urged the Osun Libya returnees to comport themselves and behave well in the society, just as he appealed to their relatives to embrace and accord them with love, care and affection.
In his remarks, the General Manager of OSEMA, Mr Olanipekun Olarewaju lauded the state government for the hospitality accorded the returnees since their arrival to the time of their departure.
The returnees appreciated the state government for the welfare packages provided them, and the good hospitality they received since their arrival.
One of the parents of the returnees who pleaded anonymity appreciated the state government for the hospitality and care bestowed on their children and urged the government not to relent in its effort s to re-integrate them into the society to become responsible citizens.