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Coronavirus: FG has abandoned us, Nigerians in Wuhan cry out

14.2.2020

Coronavirus : FG has abandoned us, Nigerians in Wuhan cry out

Kindly Share This Story Tobi Aworinde, Abuja Nigerian students in Wuhan, China have lamented their alleged abandonment by the Federal Government as other nationals are evacuated. CNN reports that since the Chinese city went into lockdown three weeks ago, a Nigerian student, Victor Vincent, has watched as other international students on his campus have returned home. According to 26-year-old Vincent, last week, it was the turn of a group of pupils from Myanmar who lived in the apartment above. The China University of Geosciences student said, “They knocked on my door to say goodbye. And give me their fresh vegetables, because they wouldn’t be needing them.” Vincent is reportedly one of around 50 Nigerian students living in Wuhan, the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, who say they have been “abandoned” by the Nigerian government and whose repeated pleas for evacuation and medical supplies are “largely ignored by government officials.” The report also noted that the students, along with over a dozen other Nigerian teachers and businesspeople living in Hubei province, had repeatedly written and called Nigerian government officials requesting assistance. According to them, “very little” has been forthcoming from the Federal Government. READ ALSO: Police arraign suspects of Abuja bank robbery With the virus death toll now topping 1,000, several countries, including the United States, the UK, and Japan, are working to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan but Nigeria is yet to take such a step, CNN stated. Vincent, who is an executive of the Nigerian Students in Wuhan Association, said the group had asked the government for evacuation and medical supplies, such as masks, goggles, gloves, and disinfectants. The report said there was “a glimmer of hope” last Thursday when Vincent, who is also the student association’s financial secretary, received a grant of 20,000 Chinese yuan ($2,870) from the Nigerian ambassador to China. According to Vincent, who has been studying in Wuhan since September 2018, the money was provided to “assist us in procuring foodstuffs and medical supplies”. He added, “Other than that, the situation remains the same. We still have no clear indication of when we are getting evacuation, where we will be quarantined or even if that will happen at all. “As each day passes, the chances of evacuation slip by. It’s the total lack of support and sense of abandonment by your country.” When contacted, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye, told The PUNCH that he had not received official communication from the Nigerian missions in China on the matter. Nwonye said, “There is no official communication to that effect that has got to me, even from the mission there. So, I haven’t seen any official communication from there. We will get to our mission either in Beijing or Shanghai.” DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON Receive Alerts on: Read more: The Punch Newspapers

Abeg make una dey there A NigeriaGov that can barely take care of it's citizens at home should not be expected to do anything for those abroad, the earlier you realize that you're on your own, the better for you. This is a nation of irresponsible leaders. U guys are Igbo na FG no even remember people wey deh home. Make una bear with us o

abikedabiri NigeriaMFA please do the needful What do they want FG to do ? When FG has abandoned even us at home. Biko dem should hold their side Even the FG has abandoned we that are in the country self Was the fedral govt awear u were going dere Even the Nigerians coming back from China where not checked. My friend who just came back yesterday was not check in Nigeria Airport. This government keeping telling us story on air without carrying out the necessary test on this ppl.

NGRSenate Weldon oooo Even we Nigerians at home has been abandoned that's there specialty , FG Motto : No Ideas , So No Plans hence CLUELESS

FG acquires reagents, says no coronavirus in NigeriaI beg o, wetin be reagent. Why Oyibo no come get advice from our Minister. I just dey lafffffff After Letting Man Utd deny ighalo training with his team mate... Rubbish people Are you ture?

I feel sad that you've found yourselves in this situation all in search of a better life. But u already knew the kinda country your from: reason u left. Your leaders will be the last to take any actions, if at all they will. But Pls keep hope alive & stay safe. Don’t home o if you love your life you better stay in china 🇨🇳 let them treat you there because ogbonaya onu is still shopping for corona virus cure with N36million. Even if I have the cure for corona virus no be N36million I get sell am. Useless man

Pls stay in that China oo. Wen u were leaving u left in peace. Pls oo Sorry guys for the main time stay there ooo Are they Nigerians or Biafrans? Y r funny.... Even we that we are in Nigeria... Are We SAVE ? Capital NO. Nigeria has abandoned even those of us living in Nigeria. FG abandoned people in Nigeria, but you expect them to care for people abroad. We are all on our own.

Abeg make them remain in Wuhan. Heat too much for Nigeria and Punch remind them that no light o Not to make light of the situation but surely the students must realize that a government that has abandoned Nigerians in Nigeria must not have anything to offer Nigerians in other countries! No vex oo, we sef wey dey Naija, FG abandon us too.

FG announces N36m cash reward for any Nigerian scientist who finds a cure for CoronavirusFG announces N36m cash reward for any Nigerian scientist who finds a cure for Coronavirus FridayMorning ReadThis FridayThoughts Please tell us the real amount China put up if any scientist finds the cure.. Audio money Who they use their urine to experiment! FG should massively support the researchers with necessary tools to begin, and collaborate sincerely with NCDCgov

You guys should stay indoor please 🤦🏽‍♂️ Please you guys should stay there for the main time. Lol they abandoned even we that live in the country not to talk of you people That's terrible Just stay there while we keep praying for you guys. What exactly do you want to come and do at home now? Please stay there for now.

They would have considered you people if you are Muslim from the North.. They should have asked their brethren back at home how we'll the government is taking care of them first. Did you tell the FG when you were going to Wuhan? Na federal government sponsored you there? We wey dey here never get security unu wey run comot dey shout

FG to scientists: Find coronavirus cure, get N36m – Daily TrustThe Federal Government has promised to give N36m to any Nigerian scientist that discover a vaccine for the coronavirus disease. The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu made the promise in Abuja on Thursday at a send-off ceremony for one of the ministry’s directors, Engr A. Oyefeso, who was retiring from civil service. Onu … Hahaha Kut!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 kudos NigeriaGov , thats a great challenge to our so called scientists

Didn't the Information minister, Lai Muhammed say they preferred to stay in Wuhan? We wey dey here too na When they were making Yuan in Wuhan, they forget to send Naira to Nigeria. Is it FG that took you people there. Find your way back nah Stay there please. They can send Chinese govt money for your care. We have numerous problems already an d Corona Virus won't be one of them

We wen dey close to FG in the same location.dem no send us. Talkless of una wen dey China. Plus FG they fear say u go bring the virus com give dem. FG no wan die. Sorry my people. We r O Y O If is that they are to give you money with you bring part to federal government? Pls just stay their for the main time,

I'm sure they are being treated poorly in China that's why they are crying out.. people saying they should stay there, do you think if things were fine for them they will complain Abeg stay there. Make una stay there abeg...we have enough stress here already.

FG To Make Abuja-Kano Road 6 Lanes, Okays N318m For NDDC Forensic AuditThe federal government has concluded arrangements to turn the Abuja-Kano Road to six lanes to ease traffic and enhance the safety of motorists and other Nigerians . Works and Housing minister, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), who disclosed this to State House correspondents, yesterday, said that it was part of the engineering design of the Abuja-Kano Road, which […] Sense de wetin dis one de talk so? When you never fit fix road wen bad u de talk of 6 lanes😂😂😂 I can't kill myself

Sowore’s Trial: Court Awards N200,000 Against FGSowore’s Trial: Court Awards N200,000 Against FG. This is a good one You wan buy groundnut 200k

FG files fresh charges against SoworeSowore with his co-defendant Olawale Bakare were at the Abuja high court for the resumed hearing of their trial. Sowore OlawaleBakare HighCourt Abuja Nigeria



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