Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to reports that Nigerians returning home due to coronavirus pandemic are told to cover their expenses.
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.
Reacting to this development, Sani took to his Twitter page, condemning the move by the federal government.
According to him, the government should not expect patriotism from Nigerians outside the country if they have to pay to be evacuated.
See his post below:
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.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) May 16, 2020