Row deepens over 18 Chinese doctors


From Bolaji Ogundele, Sanni Onogu, Moses Emorinken, Juliana Agbo, Tony Akowe, Victor Oluwasegun, Abuja and Ogochukwu Anioke, Abakaliki

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The row over the invitation of a Chinese medical team to help contain the spread of coronavirus has deepened.

The government said on Friday that an 18-member Chinese team is expected in Nigeria to give technical support.

It explained on Monday that the team’s visit would be at no cost to Nigeria and that the experts would build local capacity.

The Federal Government also clarified that the doctors were invited by a Chinese company in Nigeria which will pay the bill.

But, Senate Committee on Special Duties Chairman Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf said the pandemic’s effect had not reached the stage that requires the invitation of Chinese doctors.

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) also opposed the visit, saying the government should rather look…



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