Unic Press UK: The Nigerian Government says any “prospective evacuee” currently in Thailand has to pay ₦297,600 ($760.50), being the cost to Government to provide accommodation/feeding per head over a 16-day period.
In a letter dated 14 May 2020, with Ref. No. ENB/CN/50Vol.1, and entitled “Need To Pay For Quarantine, Isolation, Accommodation Centre or Hotels Before Departure And Arrival In Nigeria”, which is signed on behalf of the Nigerian Ambassador to Thailand by Nicholas P. Uhomoibhi, the Head of Chancery of Embassy of Nigeria, Thailand, the Government said:
I am directed to bring to your attention that due to measures that are beyond the control of the COVID-19 local organizing team in Nigeria, all evacuees going to Nigeria henceforth are to now pay for their quarantine, isolation, accommodation centre or hotels before departure and arrival in Nigeria. In this regard, all prospective evacuees are to note the negotiated rate below:
Accommodation: ₦15,000 x 16 days = ₦240,000
Feeding: ₦3,600 x 16 days = ₦57,600.
Total = ₦18,600 x 16 days = ₦297,600.