President Muhammadu Buhari has declared his support for China as it fight to combat the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), in Abuja on Sunday, informed that Buhari extended his good wishes to President Xi Jinping and citizens of the People’s Republic of China during this trying time.
According to the statement, China’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus have been exemplary, as well as the country’s collaboration with international agencies and other countries on the matter.
President Buhari noted that China has been exceptionally supportive of Nigeria and Africa, and even more so in recent years; “therefore, it is important to let China know that Nigeria and her citizens are also standing by them during this outbreak. With all the efforts being put in, we know that it is only a matter of time before this nightmare passes.”
The statement said President Buhari used the opportunity to thank Nigerians for “their hospitality towards the Chinese nationals in our midst, and for not letting the coronavirus outbreak create any disturbance or disrupt the peaceful coexistence between us and them.”
He prayed that God will comfort the Chinese and others who have already lost family members and loved ones to the disease.