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Coronavirus: House of Reps Reject Move To Evacuate Nigerians In China




The House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a motion to evacuate Nigerians from China following the outbreak of Coronavirus.

Naija News reports that some Nigerians are stranded in Wuhan, China. It was gathered that the motion to evacuate Nigerians was raised by Hon. Benjamin Okezie.

However, lawmakers who voted massively against the motion maintained that China has better facilities to handle the situation than Nigeria.

Efforts by Speaker of the House, Rt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila to calm the lawmaker and allow Mr Okezie to move his motion was unsuccessful.

Two other sponsors of the bill who were meant to support the motion declined to second the motion to be moved.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.