- Some Nigerian students in China say they are grateful to the Chinese government for taking care of them during the COVID-19 lockdown
- The students also dismissed media reports suggesting Nigerians are being harassed in China
- The group further said Nigerians having challenges are those who refused to adhere to the stringent measures put in place by China
A group of Nigerian students studying in China under the aegis of Coalition of Nigerian Students Jun in China, CNSC, have come hard on some Nigerians living in China for being conducting themselves well in the Asian country.
The president of the group, Umar Abukabar in a statement made available to journalists last weekend, denounced recent statements purportedly issued by Nigerian groups in China.
According to him, the groups do not represent their views and opinions about the Chinese government.
“Most of these group are hardly known to us and we doubt if they exist at all,” Abubakar said.
He bemoaned the frequent statements being issued by one group or the other against the Chinese government noting that it was unbecoming of foreigners living in another man's country.
He said that as president of Nigerian students in China there was no truth in the prevailing stories that Nigerians are being harassed in China.
Recall that China evacuated 325 of its citizens from Nigeria on Thursday, May 28 as the coronavirus cases in the country continue to soar.
France, the UK, and the US are among the countries that have also evacuated their nationals from Nigeria since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia, authorities could limit numbers at the annual hajj pilgrimage to prevent a further outbreak of coronavirus after cases in the country topped 100,000.
Saudi authorities are now considering allowing "only symbolic numbers" this year, with restrictions including a ban on older pilgrims and additional health checks.
With strict procedures, Saudi authorities think it may be possible to allow in up to 20% of each country's regular quota of pilgrims.
In a related development, Nigeria's iconic musician, Chief Bongos Ikwue, has called on Nigerian and world leaders to find a way to appease the earth over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chief Ikwue gave the message at the weekend, to commemorate his 78th birthday anniversary, which was held at a low key ceremony in Otukpo, Benue state.
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