Kogi West former Senator Dino Melaye, has adviced the Federal Government against inviting Chinese doctors to Nigeria amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Recall that the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, had last week disclosed that a special cargo aircraft will depart Nigeria for China to bring home items such as personal protective equipment, ventilators etc. He was also quoted as saying. ‘’of great interest is the 18man team of medical experts from China shall come along with the flight to assist us.’’
Reacting on his twitter page, Melaye urged Buhari to stop the invitation of the Chinese doctors adding that Nigerian doctors are more than capable to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
According him if the arrival of the Chinese doctors leads to outrageous increase in COVID-19 cases, the Federal Government and the Minister of Health will be held responsible by Nigerians. He said, ‘’PMB please stop the invitation of Chinese doctors to Nigeria. Our doctors are doing well in all circumstances.’’ ‘’Let them go to countries with escalating cases of coronavirus. If they come and there are outrageous cases, we will hold FG and Minister for Health responsible.’’ Melaye further appealed to Nigerians to obey the social distancing order and always maintain personal hygiene at all times in order not to contract the virus.