FG summons Chinese Ambassador over maltreatment of Nigerians in China

COVID-19, Bi-lateral Relations

Posted  248 Views updated 3 months ago

ABUJA - The Federal Government has summoned the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Zhou Pingjian over reports of maltreatment in China.

 

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Nigerians in China who had travelled there for business purposes a few days before the federal government announced a lockdown are accusing Chinese authorities of maltreatment, just as they said the Nigerian government did not care about their plight.

 

A Nigerian returnee in the wake of the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) who preferred anonymity had said that some of his friends in China were going through a lot of stigmatisation from the Chinese.

 

However, Foreign Affairs Minister of Nigeria, Geoffrey Onyeama met with Pingjian on Thursday to discuss the issue of maltreatment of Nigerians in China.

 

Onyeama, on his twitter handle expressed the concern of the Nigerian government over the allegations of maltreatment.

 

He called for immediate intervention of the Chinese Government on the issue.

 

“Invited the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Zhou Pingjian to communicate Nigeria’s extreme concern at allegations of maltreatment of Nigerians in Guangzhou, China and called for immediate Chinese Govt. intervention,” he tweeted.

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