By Osbert Tor-najime
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that China’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus have been exemplary.
He added that the country’s collaboration with international agencies and other countries on the matter needed to be appreciated and acknowledged.
The President noted that China has been exceptionally supportive of Nigeria and Africa, and even more so in recent years; adding that it is important to let China know that Nigeria and her citizens are also standing by them during this outbreak.
In a statement by the president’s Senior Special Adviser on Media, Shehu Garba, Buhari said, “With all the efforts being put in, we know that it is only a matter of time before this nightmare passes”.
The statement quoted the President using the opportunity to thank Nigerians for their hospitality towards the Chinese nationals in the country and for not letting the coronavirus outbreak create any disturbance or disrupt the peaceful coexistence.
The president further prayed tge Almighty God to comfort the Chinese and others who have already lost family members and loved ones to the disease.