The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, revealed that most hotels in Abuja and Lagos State rejected the request to used as quarantine centres.
Onyeama stated this on Tuesday at the Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus daily press briefing in Abuja.
The minister noted that this one of the challenges the ministry is facing while trying to provide quarantine centres for Nigerian returnees from abroad.
He further stated that the few hotels secured through the help of Lagos State Government requested for paid in advance before the returnees can be quarantined.
“There are certain measures the government needs to consider before bringing Nigerians willing to return from abroad.”
“We have to make sure the measures would not jeopardise the success the country had recorded in the fight against COVID-19.”