The Federal Government of Nigeria has been urged not to get Chinese medical team involved in the fight against Coronavirus in the country.
The President, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Mr Chris Isiguzo in a statement on Saturday, said the union was alarmed by the decision of the Federal Government to bring Chinese Medical doctors into Nigeria to fight COVID-19 making a plea that government rescind the deicsion.
According to Isiguzo, the Nigerian medical doctors, who have been managing the crises are doing exceptionally well in fighting the outbreak and needs be encouraged.
“We caution that it will be counterproductive to bring in Chinese doctors. We reject a situation where Nigerians will be used as a Guinea pig for any experiment.
“Thus, it is pertinent to plead with the Federal Government to stop this Medical Team from coming to Nigeria because of the Italian example where there was an inexplicable spike in COVID-19 related deaths when the Chinese doctors arrived the country.
“The Federal Government should as a matter of urgent concern investigates the allegation, that what is happening today is associated with the launch of the 5G communication network as Nigerians are becoming more agitated.
“We urge the Federal Government to be more proactive in dealing with these emerging issues because any mistake made will be catastrophic,” Isiguzo submitted.