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We Spent $2m To Bring Chinese Doctors, Equipments To Nigeria - Ambassador


The Ambassador of China to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, has disclosed  that, the  Chinese experts that arrived Nigeria came to reciprocate the gestures demonstrated by Nigeria during China’s trying times in fighting Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking with the press after the arrival of the team along with more medical equipment, the Ambassador acknowledged that the Nigerian government had shown China great support  when it struggled with the Coronavirus pandemic.

He said the support coming from the Chinese government and its companies in Nigeria was China’s way of reciprocating good gestures they received.

He noted that so far, it had cost China’s construction company, CCECC, about two million dollars to bring in the experts and the medical equipment.

The ambassador said that he could not understand the reason behind the attitude of some Nigerians who were against the coming of the experts.

He said;
“I am struggling to understand the logic; for us, at the most difficult stage of our fight, we received support from Nigeria, it is time for us to reciprocate the friendship and the kindness.

“This is the first time I met the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, since early February and I appreciate the strong support for us from him and the government.

“For the government and Chinese businesses, what we are trying to do is to address the concerns of our dear friends.

“According to the information the CCECCE gave to me, the value of the equipment and medical supplies is around $1.5 million and including the other costs like the flight it is around $2 million".

He disclosed that the experts were  to stay for one month but due to the compulsory quarantine, they may not determine how long they will stay.

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