Nigerians in Diaspora who wants to be evacuated back home are to pay the sum of Two Hundred and Ninety Seven Thousand Six Hundred Naira for sixteen days quarantine and Isolation.
According to a letter sent to prospect evacuees with the title “NEED TO PAY FOR QUARANTINE , ISOLATION, ACCOMMODATION CENTRE OR HOTEL’S , BEFORE DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL IN NIGERIA” signed by Nicholas P. Uhomoibhi, Head Chancery Nigeria Embassy Bankkook Thailand on behalf of the Ambassador except the money is paid nobody will be airlifted to Nigeria.
The letter dated 14th May 2020 with reference no EBCN/50Vol.1 directed all evacuees to pay the amount before departure to Nigeria or else they will not be airlifted, THE DAILY VENDOR reports.
According to the letter “” I am directed to bring to your attention that due to measures that are beyond the control of the COVID 19 Local Organising Team in Nigeria. All Evacuees going to Nigeria henceforth are now to pay for their quarantine, isolation , accommodation Centre or Hotels before departure and arrival Nigeria “
It gave the breakdown as follows:
*Accommodation N15,000 ,x days= N240,000.00
*Feeding N3,000x 16day= N57,000.00
- Total =N18,600 x 16day = N297,600.00
Continuing the letter stated the these amounts were negotiated in Nigeria and “the embassy has been instructed NOT to airlift any evacuee who fails to pay the above fee””