As Interior Minister, I facilitated the voluntary return of over one thousand and four hundred Gambians from harms way in Libya. At the time of my departure from the Ministry two weeks ago, in partnership with the IOM, I had already successfully negotiated the voluntary return of another 160 Gambians by air, scheduled for this November 30th, and that’s still on course, despite my departure, the sacked Interior Minister Mai Fatty wrote on his Facebook page few minutes ago.
“While attending an AU Migration Conference in Kigali earlier this month, I engaged my colleague Libyan Minister and Delegation on the treatment of Gambians there, and we agreed for me to visit Libya next month, including three major detention centers there and facilitate the liberty of our nationals in both government and militia held areas. My heart bleeds for my people,” he concluded.
Mr. Fatty was fired two weeks ago for unexplained reasons. A statement from the presidency merely said Fatty has been redeployed to the Foreign Service. He is yet to take up appointment at the Foreign Ministry.