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COVID-19: FG Reveals Stand On Maltreatment Of Nigerians In China

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The Federal Government has restated its resolve to protect all nationals living abroad, following the maltreatment of Nigerians in China.

Chairperson of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made this known n a statement on Friday.

The statement, signed by NIDCOM Head of Media and Public Relations Unit, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said the incident had compelled Nigerians to protest on the streets of Guangzhou, China.

It also asked Nigerian in China to report to the country’s mission.

She said, ”I advise Nigerians living abroad to always report issues of concern to appropriate authorities rather than roam the streets.

”When the incident was reported, the people were promptly attended to by officials of the Nigerian mission with the Head of Chancery, Mr Razaq Lawal expressing his displeasure to the Chinese authorities in no uncertain terms.

”Lawal said that a series of meetings have been held between Nigerian and Chinese officials to resolve the impasse.

”We expect Nigerians to obey laws of other countries, especially in these trying times.”

She also appealed to Chinese authorities not to make their laws discriminatory as consultations continue between both countries toward finding an amicable solution to the issues.

Recall that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama had also met with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria on the issue of Nigerians being maltreated in China.

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