Tuesday, May 19, 2020

NNPC, CBN to pay quarantine accommodation for Nigerian returnees - Presidency

The Presidency has announced that Nigerian returnees will no longer pay the cost of quarantine accommodation and feeding upon arrival in Nigeria.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama said this on Monday.

He disclosed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN have agreed to foot the bills of the returnees stranded as a result of Coronavirus pandemic.

The Special Assistant to the President on New Media, Bashir Ahmad also announced this on his Twitter page.

The tweet read: “The NNPC and CBN have agreed to fund, as part of their CSR, the cost of quarantine accommodation and feeding for all Nigerians returning to the country from abroad, the Foreign Affairs’ Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama has disclosed.”

Recall the government had said returnees will pay for their two weeks’ stay at the isolation centers.