268 Nigerians arrive in Abuja from China – Punch Newspapers

Two-hundred and sixty-eight Nigerians have returned to the country from China. The Nigerian returnees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Some of the returnees had faced serial racial discriminations in Guangzhou, China, from provincial officials.They were reportedly evicted from their apartments and hotels following their alleged refusal to go for the mandatory quarantine imposed by the Guangdong Provincial authorities sequel to the outbreak of coronavirus.

According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, all the returnees will be put on the 14-day quarantine stipulated by Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).


Some Nigerians sent a video of a woman with two children who were staying on the streets. In the videoclip, the unidentified woman was feeding her infant daughter as the older second child slept in a baby walker; she was allegedly evicted from her apartment but the Chinese authorities said they subsequently provided free hotel accommodations for 207 Nigerians.

The government said the beneficiaries included Nigerians who were evicted from their hotels and apartments by officials in the wake of the compulsory quarantine and testing of foreigners for coronavirus by the Guangzhou Municipal Authorities.

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