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.
It explained that the flight would only take place if a minimum of 300 passengers were able to pay for tickets.
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.