Following protests on the inhuman treatment given to Nigerians by the Chinese authorities in China, the Chairman/CEO Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has reiterated the resolve of the Federal Government to ensure the protection of all Nigerians wherever they are.
This is contained in a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media and Public Relations Unit, NIDCOM in Abuja.
Recalling that after advising Nigerians protesting on the streets of Guangzhou, China to report to the mission in Ghuanzhou,rather than roaming the streets,which they eventually did,they were promptly
attended to by officials of the Nigerian mission, with the Head of Chancery, Mr Lawan, expressing his displeasure to the Chinese authorities in no uncertain terms .
Series of meetings have been held between Nigerian officials and Chinese officials to resolve the impasse, while the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Geoffrey Onyeama has also met with the Chinese Ambassador in Nigeria on the issue.
While we expect Nigerians to obey laws of other countries, especially in these trying times, we also ask the Chinese authorities not to make their laws discriminatory , as consultations continue between both
countries to find an amicable solution to the issues at hand.
The Civil Liberties organisation had recently raised that alarm over the plight of over 300 Nigerian Business men and women who were stranded in China due to grounded flights on the heels of territorial lockdown in effort to combat COVID-19 pandemic.