Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has revealed the real mission of the 15 Chinese medical experts in Nigeria.
On Monday, May 19, Rauf Aregnesola during a press briefing of the Presidential Task-Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said the Chinese medical experts who came into the country in April, are in Nigeria on the bill of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to assist in building and equipping isolation centres.
Indeed 15 Chinese nationals came into Nigeria on 8th of April. They are here on the bill of the CCECC, a Chinese company doing some works for us in Nigeria in conjunction with some Nigerian companies they agreed to support us in the effort to respond to the pandemic.
At Idu isolation centre in Abuja, they participated in retrofitting and equipping the isolation centre. They equally worked on the Dome project, that was handled by the NNPC Construction in conjunction with ThisDay.
So, those are the locations in which they came to work. Both in retrofitting the Iju facility and installing critical essential medical equipment” he said
He added that the team did not sneak out of Nigeria as earlier rumoured, he said they are still in the country due to the restriction on travel by the government to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.