President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday extends good wishes to President Xi Jinping and citizens of the People’s Republic of China as the country battle to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The President in a press statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu noted that China’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus have been exemplary, “China’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus have been exemplary, as well as the country’s collaboration with international agencies and other countries on the matter” Shehu stated.
President Buhari also noted that China has been exceptionally supportive of Nigeria and Africa, and even more so in recent years and it is important to let China know that Nigeria and her citizens are also standing by them during this outbreak. “With all the efforts being put in, we know that it is only a matter of time before this nightmare passes” Shehu said.
He added President Buhari also thank Nigerians for their hospitality towards the Chinese nationals in their midst and for not letting the coronavirus outbreak create any disturbance or disrupt the peaceful coexistence between us and them.
He prays that God will comfort the Chinese and others who have already lost family members and loved ones to the disease.