Aregbesola reveals the whereabouts of the Chinese Medical Experts


The Minister for Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday during a Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 revealed the  mission of the Chinese doctors who arrived in Nigeria on 8th April, 2020.

Nigerians had earlier wondered about the whereabouts of the Chinese doctors after the Minister of Health last week thursday, during the daily Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 told reporters not to question him about the whereabouts of the doctors, who purportedly came to Nigeria to assist in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, as they are not guests of the Federal Government.

Aregbesola disclosed that the Chinese experts had come to Nigeria to assist the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) in building and equipping Isolation Centers.
Indeed 15 Chinese nationals came into Nigeria on 8th of April. They are here on the bill of the CCECC, a Chinese company doing some work for us in Nigeria in conjunction with some Nigerian companies they agreed to support us in the effort to respond to the pandemic. 
At Idu isolation centre in Abuja, they participated in retrofitting and equipping the isolation centre. They equally worked on the Dome project, which was handled by the NNPC Construction in conjunction with ThisDay. 
So, those are the locations in which they came to work. Both in retrofitting the Iju facility and installing critical essential medical equipment,” the Minister explained.
The Minister furthered that the Chinese experts came into Nigeria on a 30-day visa issued in Beijing and they are still in the country because there is a restriction on travel as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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