Returnees lament shoddy treatment on arrival


It was a case of tears for many Nigerians who returned to the country from United Kingdom on Friday.
They expressed disappointment with the way they were treated when they arrived, describing it as horrendous.
The returnees said they would have preferred to remain in the UK if they knew they were going to be subjected to inhuman treatment.
There are indications that the country did not put facilities in place for a seamless evacuation exercise.
From the time the British Airways B747 – 400 aircraft arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos to the time it departed the Lagos Airport in a space of four hours, the evacuees were seen sitting on bare floor, many standing and others looked dejected.
One of the evacuues who called Woleshadarenews bemoaned the treatment meted out to them.
He lamented that many of them were not told that they would be flown to Abuja to undergo 14 day quarantine.
The source stated that the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) arrangement for all of them to be flown to Abuja was not well thought out, stressing that many of them who reside in Lagos should have been taken to a place to be quarantined while those who reside in Abuja should be flown to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The source lamented that many had health conditions that should have been speedily attended to rather than lump everybody together without observing social distancing.
Children were seen loitering around the tarmac oblivious of when an Air Peace aircraft would take them to Abuja.
Wole Shadare