Mr Michael Yigao, the Managing Director of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) Nigeria Ltd has revealed that the 15 Chinese medical experts who arrived the country on April 8, are in their care.
The CCECC MD disclosed this on Monday May 18, while reacting to questions on the whereabouts of Chinese medical expert the media and opposition parties on May 14.
Yiago said the doctors came specially to help CCECC fight the Coronavirus and protect its employees. He added that they will return to China when flights are open.
“The team had a telecast meeting with the Minister of Health and some doctors around the country and shared their experience in China on how they’re fighting the virus and the meeting was very positive.
“They are here with us and have continued to teach our staff how to protect themselves because protection and prevention are more important than the treatment.
“Most of the workers understand the situation now and they know the risk, so they follow the proper procedures and cooperate with their instructors,” he said.
“Right now, commercial flight to China is not open, but when flights are open again, we’re considering the team going back to China.
“In a big country like Nigeria, it can be a bit difficult to control a pandemic because you will have to make all the people of such a large country understand that it is serious and real thing.
“I think Nigeria is taking this very seriously and you can see it in the implementation of the lockdown and the suspension of international flights etc.
“And like other companies in Nigeria, we will do whatever we can to help the country, like building treatment centres and training people on how to handle the virus”.