BREAKING: We Did Not In Fact Know That The Chinese Medical Experts Were Coming To Nigeria – Minister Of Health Confesses

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has on Sunday, said that the Nigerian government did not invite the Chinese Medical Experts who came into the country a few days ago, to help with the fight against Covid-19.

He revealed that the 15 Medical Experts flew into Nigeria, on the invitation of Chinese construction company, CCECC, hoping to help the Nigerian government battle the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Speaking in an interview on Channels TV, Ehanire revealed that the Nigerian government did not in fact bring in the Medical Experts from China, as widely speculated. 

His words: “I think in the first place, we did not bring them in. I think the Company (CCECC) in its own wisdom, and probably in its own corporate social responsibility, thought they should bring people in, to come and help us and advice.

“We did not issue any invitation, but we are not unhappy that they are here, because we can learn from their experience. These people have been through it; we want to start with a video conferencing with them, even while they are in isolation, so that we can try to learn from their experiences.

“There is nothing better than learning from someone who has actually suffered an event, and been inflicted with an injury.

“So, these are people who are specialised Doctors and Nurses. What we can learn from them, we learn, but the company in its own wisdom, thought we could benefit from this kind of initiative. We did not really ask for it, in fact, we did not know that this whole gift was coming from the company. We appreciate it nevertheless.”

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3 Comments

  • I personally appreciate the gesture and effort of the company mentioned, but our government is still not doing enough in terms of prompt genuine information to the public hence the unnecessary panic of the Nigerian people and rejection of the Chinese medical expertise….if what the honourable minister said is true, then there’s wisdom in welcoming them to Nigeria

  • In fact Nigerian govt and doctors are doing their best compare with number of positive people and those treated and tested negative theirs no need to bring doctors from China while almost all of them are in pendamic Nigerian govt should pls take necessary action on them so as to avoid more transmission of the virus tnx

  • The minister’s confessions appeared to honest. Now that they are here uninvited they should stay behind the fence not at the center STAGE. The Chinese can not be trusted they cheat they lie and they are very selfish.

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