Stella Dimoko COVID19 - Nigerian Returnees Quarantine,Feeding And Accommodation Bills To Be Paid By CBN And NNPC


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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

COVID19 - Nigerian Returnees Quarantine,Feeding And Accommodation Bills To Be Paid By CBN And NNPC

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has disclosed the agreement of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to fund the feeding, quarantine and accommodation of Nigerian returnees from foreign countries. 

He revealed this yesterday, May 18th in Abuja during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
He said;

”So Friday night after getting all the barrage from around the world including saying that we were somehow conspiring with hotels to fleece Nigerians and make money for ourselves and other forms of accusation and we continued never the less we tried to find a way through and they say that two heads are better than one, the honorable Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmoud Abubakar called me and said why not try NNPC? Why not try CBN. You know they have corporate social responsibility funding and I told him I will do that immediately.

”I got in touch with Governor of the CBN and used as much persuasive channel as possible to get him over and told him I will do the same with GMD of NNPC and the Governor of the CBN, very generously and very kindly, agreed and said the amount that I was talking about was over N1 billion because we have over 4,000 Nigerians out there, and if over 3,000 or something of them come back the cost of accommodation and feeding and everything else is over a billion that we don’t have.

“He said he was ready to explore and share the cost with NNPC . I spoke to the GMD of NNPC and he said he was going to consult and we kept our fingers crossed.
“Thanks be to God, today he got back to me to say he was ready. he was going to meet up with the Governor of the CBN and together they would fund this portion. A very very important portion, the accommodation and feeding of evacuees. So we go forward in a better environment.”

Daily Trust

Over a BILLION NAIRA to feed and quarantine about 3k returnees?who came up with this amount?????


  1. Replies
    1. At the end of this quarantine. The govt will tell us they spend 100billion to feed then

  2. So who wrote that other letter?
    Have they refunded those that have made payments?

  3. This people in government, will they make heaven?

    The kind of money we have been hearing

  4. Lolzz robbing Peter to pay Paul..NNPC please get your account books audited..

  5. Every thing is business venture for Naija.

  6. They always devise means to siphon and collect money in this country🤦🏽‍♂️

    That is how CBN and banks made their customers to be paying for their own donations made to government with this their useless stamp duty of a thing🤨....This our country na cruise sha😔

    1. stamp duty charge has been there long before covid

    2. No anon that is not true... this was what the customer care of UBA sent to me when i enquired when i noticed they were deducting too much from my account

      “Hello, please be informed that the stamp duty charge of 50 naira was approved for all inflow of N10,000 and above on savings account effective April 01, 2020 in compliance with CBN policy.“

    3. Stamp duty existed before covid, savings account was excluded initially

  7. Oh! Nigeria my country i hail thee. Everything is an avenue for choppings. Over 1billion for feeding returnees 😂 😂. Imagine Sadiya Farouk feeding children in their parents houses for six hundred and something million naira everyday, do this person reason at all before opening their mouths to spew all this rubbish. God hope you're seeing and people are dying of hunger in this country

  8. This has been the plan from the onset. They never intended for the returnees to pay their accommodation and feeding themselves. They made that quotation so that when they "volunteer" to pay the money, it will translate into billions of naira. This government uses any opportunity available to fleece this country!

  9. The govt is really cashing out,great excuse to steal money

  10. Divide 1 billion by 4000 and you get 1 million naira per person. if each person stays in isolation for 14 days that will about 71k daily.

  11. This their lie can belleful mile two people😂😂😂


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