The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos at about 8.40 p.m.
Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, the Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the development to NAN.
He said 33 of the deportees were from Italy, while the other seven and another three were deported from Germany and Italy, respectively.
Sidi, represented by Dr Onimode Bandele, the Deputy Director, Search and Rescue, NEMA, said NEMA and other sister agencies were at the airport to receive the deportees.
“As a responsible government, we cannot just leave our citizens to enter the country without giving them a good welcome and assisting them to get back to their families,” he said.
Sidi advised Nigerians to stay in the country and develop it together.
He said some stipends would be given to the deportees to facilitate their transportation to their various destinations.