Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over China’s recent struggle to combat Coronavirus in its country. Buhari by the statement which was released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu becomes one of the many world leaders who have shown concern to President Xi Jinping.
According to the statement that was issued by Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja, China’s efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus have been impressive, as well as the country’s collaboration with international agencies and other countries to see that the Coronavirus is effectively combated.
Buhari, however, noted that China had been exceptionally supportive to Nigeria and Africa, “and even more so in recent years; therefore, it is important to let China know that Nigeria and her citizens are also standing by them during this outbreak.
“With all the efforts being put in, we know that it is only a matter of time before this nightmare passes.”
“We thank Nigerians for their hospitality towards the Chinese nationals in our midst, and for not letting the coronavirus outbreak create any disturbance or disrupt the peaceful coexistence between us and them.”
The Nigerian leader prays God to comfort the Chinese and others who have already lost family members and loved ones to the coronavirus.
According to a report by NAN, China’s National Health Commission confirmed an additional 2,102 fresh cases of coronavirus infection as of January 31, with 268 more serious cases and 259 deaths in addition.
A report by NAN further shows that there has not been a clear case of the Coronavirus in Nigeria, it has spread to some parts of Euròpe including Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the US.