On Thursday the Federal Government has summoned Mr Zhou Pingjian, the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, over reports of maltreatment of Nigerians in China.
Nigerians who had travelled to China for business purposes a few days before the federal government announced a lockdown are accusing Chinese authorities of maltreatment, just as they said the Nigerian government did not care about their plight.
A Nigerian returnee in the wake of the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) who preferred anonymity had said that some of his friends in China were going through a lot of stigmatisation from the Chinese.
However, Geoffrey Onyeama, Foreign Affairs Minister of Nigeria, met with Pingjian to discuss the issue of maltreatment of Nigerians in China.
Geoffrey Onyeama, on his twitter handle expressed the concern of the Nigerian government over the allegations of maltreatment.
He called for immediate intervention of the Chinese Government on the issue.
“Invited the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Zhou Pingjian to communicate Nigeria’s extreme concern at allegations of maltreatment of Nigerians in Guangzhou, China and called for immediate Chinese Govt. intervention,” he tweeted.