Chinese experts in Nigeria
The Managing Director, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) Nigeria Ltd, Michael Yigao, has revealed the whereabouts of 15 Chinese medical experts that arrived in the country on April 8.
He said the medical team are helping to train its staff in the prevention of the coronavirus.
Recall that last month, the government had announced that the medical team were in Nigeria to help the government fight the novel coronavirus. This didn’t go down well with medical experts who called it disgraceful.
There were missed reactions when the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, this month said that the experts, who came into Nigeria to support the fight against COVID-19, were not his guests but those of CCECC.
Yigao said the team came specially to help CCECC fight the pandemic and protect its employees.
“The team had a telecast meeting with the Minister of Health and some doctors around the country and shared their experience in China on how they’re fighting the virus and the meeting was very positive,” he said.
“They are here with us and have continued to teach our staff how to protect themselves because protection and prevention are more important than the treatment.
“Most of the workers understand the situation now and they know the risk, so they follow the proper procedures and cooperate with their instructors.”
The CCECC boss added that the medical experts would be heading home as soon as there was a commercial flight to China.