The federal authorities has requested Nigerians stranded in Turkey to pay $1,300 for one-way flight ticket.
In an announcement on its website, the Nigerian embassy in Turkey said these returning home are anticipated to pay $1,300 for monetary system class whereas enterprise class passengers will pay $1,800.
Based mostly on the assertion, Air Peace has been contracted for the flight scheduled for July 5.
“Consequently, all potential evacuees, duly registered with the Embassy, can purchase their very personal tickets by the use of the account component detached on the value of $1,300.00USD for Monetary system class for grownup/teenager fare and $1,800.00USD for Enterprise Class Passengers,” the assertion study.
It said that each one potential evacuees who’ve purchased tickets should forward them for affirmation, together with that flight seats may be accomplished on a “first come, first served basis.”
The assertion moreover said that solely those who completely alter to federal authorities’s directive on COVID-19 may very well be allowed to board the flight.
“Any intending evacuees with out the stipulated check out consequence, or physique temperature above 38 ranges centigrade, or any indicators suggestive of COVID-19, received’t be allowed to check in,” it added.
Reacting to the occasion, Bulama Bukarti, an analyst and human rights lawyer, described the federal authorities’s directive as “exploitative and inhuman.”
In a thread on his Twitter internet web page, Bukarti questioned why the federal authorities couldn’t contract Turkish Air to evacuate these stranded at a cheaper charge.
“The FG has scheduled the evacuation of Nigerian faculty college students stranded in Turkey, nonetheless they’re requested to pay quadruple the airfare. They’re required to pay $1300 for a one-way flight when return-ticket on Turkish Air is presently $620. Nonetheless FG gained’t allow Turkish Air to land,” he wrote.
“That’s exploitative and inhuman. The students say they’re stranded as a result of the FG itself admits. Why would they then be charged such an outrageous sum? Why would the FG insist on Air Peace when there’s a cheaper selection that’s safer and additional atmosphere pleasant? This smells rat.
“Please be part of me to induce the FG to overview this injustice. Since Air Peace’s flight may be going empty, it’s truthful to pay for return which is $620. In every other case, Turkish Air must be allowed to convey our brothers and sisters. They’d in reality be required to regulate to nicely being measures.”