By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja
The Federal Government has clarified that the aid expected from China is actually a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative by a company and not the Chinese Government.
Giving the clarification on Monday at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, who is also Chairman of the PTF, also informed that the personnel invited from China are all public health specialists and medical engineers.
He also explained that the essence of the expected personnel was to draw from the experience of those who managed the pandemic in China, adding that the relationship would be advisory and not for management of cases or interface with patients.
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), in a statement by its president, Dr. Francis Faduyile, had expressed the association’s disappointment with the move, describing the plan as an…