Returnees From Abroad Are Required Pay Nearly N300k For Their Quarantine And Feeding

Returnees From Abroad Are Required Pay Nearly N300k For Their Quarantine And Feeding

A letter have been sent to Nigerians living abroad who have offered interest to be evacuated home due to the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, asked to pay for their fourteen days quarantine on arrival.

A copy of the notice brought to Nigerians dwelling in the State of Kuwait by the Embassy associated with Nigeria on May 13, 2020, state that the evacuees will certainly pay N297,600 for their quarantine in Nigeria apart from the airfares. The letter, titled “Re: Request for evacuation of Nigerian nationals in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reads in part.

“Further to our notice of 5th April 2020 on the above mentioned subject matter, the Embassy wishes to inform that all intending evacuees are to pay for their quarantine/isolation/accommodation/centre/hotels before departure and arrival in Nigeria.

The negotiated rate is as follows;

Accommodation-N240,000 (N15,000 x16 days); Feeding-N57,6009( N3,600 x 16 days). Total- N297,600 (N18,600 x16 days).

All evacuees are to pay the aforementioned amount for their quarantine/isolation/centre/hotels directly to the airline along with their tickets. Evacuees have option to pay in dollars or its equivalent in Naira. It is important to note that evacuees that do not pay for their quarantine/isolation/accommodation/ centre/ hotels will not be allowed into the country.”

Review that Nigerians abroad asked to be evacuated home after Nigeria recorded its first case in February. The Federal Ministry of Health in April gave an announcement saying it has begun the procedure of evacuation and that the individuals who wish to be evacuated will pay for his or her flight ticket and will likewise be put on a mandatory 14-days quarantine.

A few Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United States and the United Kingdom have been evacuated and are right now isolating in Lagos and Abuja hotels at the expense of the government. It shows up the Federal government can no longer take care of everything as a new letter sent to stranded Nigerians says hence, they will pay their hotel and feeding bills once they arrive Nigeria and go into the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

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