- FG has donated a sum of N12million to Nigerians in Wuhan in China over the spread of Coronavirus
- The chairman of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made this known on Thursday, February 27
- Dabiri-Erewa said that the Nigerians in China have sent an appreciation letter to President Muhammadu Buhari
Following the spread of coronavirus in China and some Asian and African countries, the Nigerian government has donated the sum of 235,000 RMB (over N12million) to Nigerians living in Wuhan, the epidemic center of coronavirus in China.
Chnanels TV reports that a statement issued by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), said that the gesture was part of the various interventions of the federal government to the welfare of Nigerians in China.
Legit.ng gathered that the statement which was signed on Thursday, February 27, by the head, media relations of NIDCOM, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said in appreciation of the gift, Nigerians in China sent ‘thank you’ letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The appreciation letter was signed by the acting president of Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) China, Justina Obaoye Ajala and sent to chairman/ceo of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
“On behalf of NIDO China, we will like to appreciate the government of the federal republic of Nigeria, ministry of foreign affairs, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) and the Embassy of Federal Republic of Nigeria in China for the immense support and encouragement during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) which originated in Wuhan, China.
“We want to use this opportunity to appreciate the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the leadership of His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari for the generous financial support of the sum of 235,000 RMB provided for Nigerians in Wuhan.
“We sincerely appreciate you and your team NIDCOM in collaboration with the ministry of foreign affairs and the embassy of the federal republic of Nigeria in China for the role played in facilitating the financial support,” the statement read in part.
The appreciation letter added that, the timely financial support is crucial and it will make a difference and go a long way in ameliorating the situation of Nigerians in Wuhan.
It will be recalled that various pro-active interventions coordinated by the ministry of foreign affairs with other governmental agencies was lined up to ensure that Nigerians in China, especially those in Wuhan are protected from the dreaded coronavirus disease.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a Nigerian clergyman identified as David Kingleo Elijah of the Glorious Mount of Possibility Church, disclosed his intention to face coronavirus head on.
It was reported that Elijah said he intended to travel to China to battle the disease, adding that where there is a prophet, people would not die.
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