Lawmakers dissatisfied by govt’s explanation on whereabouts of the Chinese doctors
Nigerian lawmakers at the House of Representatives has insisted that the Government must account for the whereabouts of some Chinese doctors who had been imported to aid in the fight against COVID-19.
The lawmakers frowned at the response that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led executive gave on the whereabouts of the Chinese doctors in Nigeria, insisting during a plenary on Tuesday that the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire should give full details of the activities and whereabouts of the Chinese doctors.
However, Ehanire last week Thursday asked reporters not to question him about the Chinese medical experts when questioned about their whereabouts.
The minsiter had said, the doctors “are not guests of the Federal Government but CCECC, a construction company”.
But at the Tuesday plenary, the Reps members said they were not satisfied with the statement of Ehanire.
The lawmakers’ resolution on the matter followed a motion of urgent public importance raised by Representative Dachung Bagos.
In a separate motion, the House also resolved to probe the status of medical and pharmaceutical research in the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria.
They argued that scientists and researchers in the country had not received the needed support and funding for medical research.
Get real time update about this post categories directly on your device, subscribe now.