On Thursday the Nigerian government said it was stunned, wounded and saddened by racial discrimination against Nigerians and other Africans living in China.
Chief Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, communicated the frustration of the Nigerian government while responding to questions from newsmen on COVID-19 regular briefing at the Presidential Task Force in Abuja.
He said that the Nigerian Government will follow to its logical end every case of discrimination against any Nigerian in China.
Onyeama claimed that the Nigerian government was dissatisfied with China that at this time such racial discrimination could occur.
“We are deeply wounded by what is happening to Nigerians and other Africans living in China, it is something we never expected and we will pursue it,” he said.
Onyeama said Nigeria would not tolerate any ethnic discrimination against Nigeria and other blacks in China, irrespective of the economic relations and collaboration with China.
He added that Nigeria had engaged with China Consular and Beijing’s Ambassador to the country, saying every move would be taken to resolve the matter.
The minister said that China had been made aware by Nigeria that it would not tolerate racial discrimination against its citizens living in China on any account.
Onyeama claimed that in these cases of racial discrimination, Nigeria was collaborating with other African countries for a definite step to take against China.
He also said that Nigerians who wished to return to the country would be brought back early and sent to isolation centers.
He said the isolation centers in Lagos and Abuja had been built for Nigerians who were coming from abroad.