According to a report by TheCable, Several Nigerians currently in Wuhan, the Chinese city where Coronavirus broke out two weeks ago, are beckoning on President Muhammadu Buhari administration to evacuate them, a report by TheCablesaid.
As of Monday 3rd February morning, the virus had killed 362 people in China with many countries already evacuating citizens as a result of the health crisis.
The latest development comes a week after Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, said 16 Nigerians in Wuhan had not indicated interest to return home.
I know we have Nigerians in Wuhan; our Embassy in China has confirmed that we have about 16 Nigerians in Wuhan and they are in touch with them. They are yet to indicate their interest to come home. They will, however, contact our embassy if they like to come home,” he had said at a press conference in Abuja.
Though, a Nigerian resident in Wuhan told TheCable that there are more than 50 Nigerians in the city at the moment.