We Won’t Tolerate Maltreatment Of Nigerian In China- FG
The Nigerian Government has said that she wont tolerate any form of maltreatment of Nigerians in China.
IssuesNG gathered this piece of information from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama on Thursday 23 April while answering questions on the alleged maltreatment of Nigerian residing in other countries.
The Minister made it clear that the federal government will not in any way accept the discrimination and maltreatment of Nigerian in China stressing that Nigeria has sympathized with the Chinese government during the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan.
“We’ve made it unequivocally clear to the Chinese Government that under no circumstances will we accept racial discrimination of Nigerians and Africans in China.
“That is a red line for us because we showed China real solidarity in not placing a ban on China during the early outbreak of the pandemic in Wuhan. But of course, the Government of China has given us explanations that no such thing will occur any more.
“We are also engaging with other African countries on a common response. We are extremely disappointed such a thing could happen, because we have excellent relations with the people and Government of China.
“We will also pursue robustly, compensation and damages for every documented case. We will pursue this case to the very end irrespective of whatever economic cooperation that we have with China.
“Because, in the world of today, we absolutely will not and cannot tolerate and accept any form of racism or discrimination against blacks or Africans.
“As the World’s largest black nation, it behoves on us to defend the dignity of blacks and Africans anywhere in the world.”