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Coronavirus:We Didn’t Receive Any Information From Nigeria In East China-NiDCOM

Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said that she didn’t not receive any information from Nigeria in east China to be evacuated during the outbreak of the Coronavirus epidemic,contrary a news on the social media that a letter was written to that effect.

NiDCOM in a statement issued by the Head, Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said NIDCOM did not receive any correspondence from NIDO East China, but saw it on different social media outlets.

“We must say however that NIDCOM did not receive any correspondence from NIDO East China but saw it on different social media outlets. However we have been in constant touch with Nigerian Students Association in Wuhan (NSAW)  whose President is Okoye Chiamaka and Vandi Kamaunji (Secretary  General), several Nigerians resident in China as well as our Mission in Beijing.

“All communication and suggestions we have received so far have been  forwarded to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who will take appropriate decisions

“NIDCOM will continue to co ordinate with the Ministry and the mission in Beijing as it awaits further  instructions as directed by the Hon. Minister in this particular situation.” The statement said.

Below is the full text of the statement.

PRESS STATEMENT

Re: Coronavirus and Nigerians in China

ABUJA, FEB. 3, 2020: Our attention has been drawn to a statement on various social media platforms allegedly from the Nigerians in the Diaspora organisation (East China) claiming it had written a letter to Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM requesting to be evacuated in the face of the dreaded coronavirus ravaging the people living in China.

We must say however that NIDCOM did not receive any correspondence from NIDO East China but saw it on different social media outlets. However we have been in constant touch with Nigerian Students Association in Wuhan (NSAW)  whose President is Okoye Chiamaka and Vandi Kamaunji (Secretary  General), several Nigerians resident in China as well as our Mission in Beijing.

All communication and suggestions we have received so far have been  forwarded to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who will take appropriate decisions

NIDCOM will continue to co ordinate with the Ministry and the mission in Beijing as it awaits further  instructions as directed by the Hon. Minister in this particular situation.

Signed .

Abdur-Rahman Balogun

Head Media and Public Relations Unit

NIDCOM, Abuja.

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