The Minister of Health, Prof. Dr. Ehanire Osagie, has said he was unaware of the whereabouts of 15 Chinese nationals, that recently came into Nigeria to Help fight against Coronavirus.
On April 8, 2020, Chinese Doctors, the medical team arrived the country with medical supplies to help and provide advice to the Nigerian Government of the fight against the deadly virus, COVIOD-19.
Dr. Osagie, during his speech during the COVID-19 Presidential Tasks Force briefing on Thursday however, revealed that not all of the visitors earlier announces as medics have somethings to do with the medical profession.
He also added that 15 Chinese were not guests of the Nigerian Government but of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation.
He further stated, “I think not all of them were doctors and I heard that some of them are technicians, but they are staffs of CCECC.
“The Ministry of Health is not their host, so we can’t always explain what happened to them or where they are. There seems to be a lot of interest in these doctors. But they are the staff of the company and I think that they are on a company visa.
“But we have been able to learn some things from them by interacting with them from their experience in their country and they did tell us and we shared ideas on what they did in their country in managing COVID-19.