Written by Laraba Murey

Coronavirus: Nigeria stands by China in this difficult moment - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the support of Nigeria to the Peopless Republic of China in the face of the spread of the coronavirus disease that has killed dozens and thousands hospitalized.

Buhari in a message to President Xi Jinping said “during this trying time. China's efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus have been exemplary, as well as the country's collaboration with international agencies and other countries on the matter.”

 

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, in a statement on Sunday, noted that President Buhari commends China for its “exceptionally supportive of 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.”

He quoted the president as using the opportunity to “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.”

 

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