Rauf Aregbesola Interior minister has revealed the true task of Nigeria ‘s 15 Chinese medical experts.
Rauf Aregbesola, During a Presidential Task Force (PTF) Press conference on COVID-19 on Monday, May 19, Rauf Aregnesola said the Chinese medical experts who came to the nation in April are in Nigeria on the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) bill to assist in the building and equipping of insulation centres.
Rauf Aregbesola said;
Indeed 15 Chinese nationals came into Nigeria on 8th of April. They are here on the bill of the CCECC, a Chinese company doing some works for us in Nigeria in conjunction with some Nigerian companies they agreed to support us in the effort to respond to the pandemic.
At Idu isolation centre in Abuja, they participated in retrofitting and equipping the isolation centre. They equally worked on the Dome project, that was handled by the NNPC Construction in conjunction with ThisDay.
So, those are the locations in which they came to work. Both in retrofitting the Iju facility and installing critical essential medical equipment”.
Rauf Aregbesola added that the team did not sneak out of Nigeria as rumored earlier, he said they are still in the country because of government travel restrictions to help curb coronavirus spread.