SWITZERLAND, MAY 21 – Twelve stranded Nigerians in Côte d’Ivoire desperate to return home on account of the coronavirus pandemic have reportedly paid N7m for a charter flight.
A senior official informed our correspondent on Wednesday that the Nigerian Mission in Côte d’Ivoire gave the 12 businessmen approval to secure the aircraft at their own expense.
The source stated, “Twelve businessmen stranded in Côte d’Ivoire are desperate to return home. They contacted the Nigerian Mission in Côte d’Ivoire and were asked to make their own travel arrangements, so they decided to come by charter flight.
“They have agreed to pay N7m for the charter flight, but they are waiting for the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Aviation to sort out the landing rights and other clearance issues. A man in Sierra Leone, who is suffering from acute typhoid and was anxious to return to home for treatment, is also willing to pay N1m for a seat on the flight.”