Senator Shehu Sani blasts Nigerian government for charging returning nationals

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Former Senator from Kaduna, Shehu Sani, has reacted as Nigerians returning home due to coronavirus pandemic are told to offset their two-week quarantine bill on arrival.

The Nigerian government in a revised guideline asked returnees to pay for their two weeks stay at isolation centers.

Before Friday, the returnees were only required to pay for their flight back home while the government took care of them for two weeks in their various isolation centres.

But in the letter by the Embassy of Nigeria in Bangkok, Thailand, which was signed by the Head of Chancery, Nicholas P. Uhomoibhi, and dated May 14, each returnee is to pay N297,600 for quarantine and feeding in Nigeria.

Reacting, Sani condemning the move, saying the federal government should not expect patriotism from Nigerians outside the country if they have to pay to be evacuated.

His tweet reads: “If distressed Nigerians in Diaspora have to pay to be evacuated and have to pay for isolation centers when back home, then we should formally paste a Cheque Book on our National flag and affix a Bank note to our Coat of Arms.

“Expect no patriotism from a man abandoned by his country.”

Nigerian Returnees

Senator Shehu Sani

@ShehuSani

If distressed Nigerians in diaspora have to pay to be evacuated & have to pay for Isolation centers when back home,then we should formally paste a Cheque Book on our National flag & affix a Bank note to our Coat of Arms.Expect not patriotism from a man abandoned by his country.

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