Nigerians stranded in Malaysia amid the pandemic are expected to return to the country this week.
It was gathered that interested persons have started paying the $1,000
(N390,000) charged by Air Peace Airlines for the return ticket for
economy class and $1,400 (N546,000) for business class.
The Consular and Immigration Section, Nigeria High Commission in Kuala
Lumpur, had on May 21 informed the citizens about the charges and the
airline’s condition for the evacuation.
The mission also advised Nigerians in the Asian country who wished to
take the flight to indicate interest by filling a form and forwarding
their data and visa pages.
They were also expected to provide their address in Malaysia, next-of-kin in Nigeria, and phone number.
The Spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye, said he
did not know the number of the intending passengers, adding that the
mission had yet to submit the list of interested persons.
“We are still expecting the mission to submit the list of those who
registered for the evacuation. I can’t confirm the date of arrival but
what I know is that arrangement is in top gear to bring back Nigerians
in Malaysia as soon as possible,” he stated on Tuesday.