You’ve probably seen the document circulating on social media, or heard the news somewhere: Nigerians evacuated from other countries because of the coronavirus have to pay ₦290,000 for their own quarantine.
Now, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Godffrey Onyeama, is explaining why.
According to Punch, Onyeama said during a press briefing on Friday that the evacuated Nigerians have to stay in hotels, which there are no resources for.
This is not by any stretch of imagination something the government is happy to do. As I mentioned, if the resources were there, we would evacuate everybody.
620 people have already been evacuated, he shared, and they are currently being cared for by the Federal Government.