Covid-19: Reps minority caucus kicks as APC backs Chinese experts
- Invitation of a Chinese medical team has been rejected by Ndudi Elumelu
- Ndudi Elumelu who is the minority leader said the team could expose Nigerians to further danger
- Meanwhile, the APC urged Nigerians to support the FG’s decision to welcome the experts
The invitation extended by the federal government to a Chinese medical team over coronavirus has been rejected by the House of Representatives minority caucus.
The rejection was voiced by the minority leader Ndudi Elumelu who in a statement argued that bringing the medical experts from the epicentre of the dreaded disease could expose Nigerians to further danger, The Nation reports.
Recall that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had urged Nigerians to support the federal government’s decision to welcome the experts.
As a result of this, the House minority caucus asked the federal government to rescind the decision and jettison all plans to bring in the Chinese.
According to them, Nigerian doctors and nurses were doing well in managing the scourge.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) chapter has warned the federal government that inviting medical experts from China to help in fighting coronavirus pandemic could pose health dangers for the country.
The chairman of the association, Dr Muhammed Adeboye, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, April 4, in Ilorin that the current cases of COVID-19 in the country do not require foreign assistance.
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He said Nigeria was not overwhelmed by coronavirus cases and does not need any professional help from any part of the world.
The association warned that any unwarranted eternal help could allow room for foreigners to manipulate the virus to be more harmful to Nigerians.
”Bringing people in can be an avenue for many terrible things to happen as well, because we don’t have the capacity to manipulate viruses whether confirmed or not.
"They can still manipulate to want to know what it is that is working for us, then go ahead to manipulate the virus again.
”And then, they will now import the virus with the so-called unwarranted assistance, before you know it more people will be dying of it," Adeboye warned.
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