Following the arrival of 12 Chinese doctors and 3 other technicians, the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian while receiving the Health experts and medical supplies at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, have informed that his country decided to assist because Nigeria was at the "most demanding stage of its outbreak response". According to him, "A friend in need is a friend indeed".
Pingjian noted that the COVID-19 outbreak is the no 1 global public enemy which requires solidarity and cooperation, which is in line with "international humanitarianism and vision of President Xi Jinping in building a community with a shared future for mankind."
As the Chinese saying goes, "give a plum in return for a peach". The Chinese are grateful people who will not stand by and leave his friends in difficulty. "Helping Nigeria at the latter's request is a one way to reciprocate its kindness and friendship."
"We have full confidence in Nigeria's determination, capacity, and capability to defeat the virus ultimately. And we believe Nigeria will continue to treat Chinese nationals here as its own. despite the daunting task of epidemic control remaining at home, China firmly supports Nigeria's fight against the outbreak and stands ready to assist, if needed, to the best of its capacity.
"We will continue to share experience and try our best to provide medical supplies to Nigeria in a bid to prevail over the outbreak together. In this regards, we encourage Chinese companies like CRCC, CCECC to do more within their means to fulfill Coperate Social Responsibility.
"China will continue to prove itself as a good friend, partner, and brother of Nigeria through concrete actions. this joint battle against the COVID-19 will surely strengthen trust and cooperation between China and Nigeria."
Meanwhile, the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC), through its subsidiary China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) gave insights into the technical assistance being offered Nigeria. it informed that plans are in top gear to build two COVID-19 response facilities in the FCT for free as its Cooperate Social Responsibility