COVID-19: We don't need Chinese Doctors here, ‘Nigeria’s not China’s Testing Ground’ — NUJ

By AdvocateNews on 04/04/2020

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has expressed scepticism over a proposed Chinese Medical Mission to Nigeria, saying the Chinese medical team should not be allowed into the country.

It urged President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the move since Nigerian doctors have not failed in their efforts to handle the COVID-19 challenge. 

The union made this known in a  statement co-signed by  Chris Isiguzo, the National President and  Shuaibu Usman Leman, the National Secretary on Saturday.

According to the statement, "Nigerian Union of Journalists National Secretariat is alarmed by the decision of the Federal Government to bring Chinese Medical doctors to Nigeria to fight Covid 19, despite the fact that Nigerian doctors are doing exceptionally well in fighting the outbreak.”

"We caution that it will be counter productive to bring in Chinese doctors.”

“While some have applauded the way and manner China contained the virus in Wuhan- the only Chinese city to be so affected, we hasten to note that there is more to this charade than is being let out by the Chinese authorities, and we reject a situation where Nigeria will be used as a Guinea pig for any experiment.”

“It is pertinent to plead with the Federal Government to stop this Medical team from coming to Nigeria because of the Italian example where there was an inexplicable spike in Covid 19 related deaths when the Chinese doctors arrived the country.”


“The FG should as a matter of urgent concern investigate the allegation that what is happening today is associated with the launching of the 5G communication network, as Nigerians are becoming more agitated over the issue which cannot be swept under the carpet.”

“We urge the FG to be more proactive in dealing with these emerging issues because any mistake made will be catastrophic,” the NUJ said.

Posted 04/04/2020 8:37:26 PM


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