A file picture of the Minister of International Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
The Minister of International Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has defined why international nationals are leaving Nigeria within the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He made the clarification whereas responding to questions on the Presidential Activity Pressure briefing on COVID-19 which held on Friday in Abuja.
The minister believes the exit of the foreigners doesn’t essentially have something to do with the nation’s healthcare system.
Based on him, they might have taken the choice to go away Nigeria on account of the system that works greatest for them ought to any state of affairs come up.
“I think the foreigners who are leaving, whether there is something they know that we don’t know, I think it is a lot more innocent than that,” the ministers instructed reporters on the briefing.
He added, “It’s mainly a case the place individuals are extra aware of the well being techniques of their varied international locations and so desire to go to the assorted international locations so within the occasion that they may should be confined, they are going to be in additional acquainted environment.
“And they’ll even have entry to the medical practitioners that they’re used to and, in fact, amenities that they’re used to. In order that’s actually the rationale.”
Onyeama careworn that the international locations whose residents have been evacuated nonetheless have their ambassadors, heads of missions, and different employees in Nigeria and haven’t any plans of leaving.
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