Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed his displeasure and demanded an end to the inhumane treatment of some Nigerians living in China.
He said this when the leadership of the House met with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian on Friday. Gbajabiamila asked the Chinese envoy to look into viral media reports and videos from Beijing showing Nigerians being forced out of their houses and hotels.
The videos further detailed how Nigerians were rounded up and their passports seized by the Chinese police. Gbajabiamila told the ambassador, according to a release on Friday, that there should be an official explanation for treating Nigerians in such a manner.
The viral videos on Wednesday and Thursday showed some Nigerians in China being forced into another 14-day quarantine after the initial 14 days they spent for same purpose over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ambassador, Pingjian, said he had not been officially informed of the details of the incident but that he would take it up with the government. The Speaker gave the Chinese envoy till Tuesday to get back to the legislature, adding that he hoped the Chinese medical team that arrived Nigeria on Wednesday were in quarantine.
Today I met with the Chinese🇨🇳 Ambassador to Nigeria on the disturbing allegation of ill treatment of Nigerian citizens in China. I showed him the video clip that had made the rounds. He promised to look into it and get back to my office on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/9SUxH0rI7X
— Femi Gbajabiamila (@femigbaja) April 10, 2020
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