Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (2nd left), Minority Leader, Rep Ndudi Elumelu (1st right), Deputy Minority Leader, Rep Toby Okechukwu (1st left) & Chinese Ambassador, Zhou Pingjian (2nd left) after a meeting held on Friday 10 April, 2020 at the National Assembly on the inhuman treatment of some Nigerians in Beijing, China
The leadership of the House of Representatives has expressed displeasure over the inhuman treatment meted out on some Nigerians by the Chinese authorities in Beijing.
At a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, which also had the Minority Leader, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu and Deputy Minority Leader, Rep. Toby Okechukwu, in attendance, the Speaker of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, said such treatment of Nigerians in China must be addressed forthwith.
The Speaker also went ahead to confront the Ambassador with a video in which a Nigerian was seen challenging Chinese officials over the maltreatment.
According to him, viral media reports/videos from Beijing showed Nigerians being forced out of their houses and hotels, rounded up and their passports seized by the Chinese police.
The viral videos also showed that some Nigerians were being forced into another 14-day quarantine after the initial 14 days they had spent for the same purpose over the COVID-19 pandemic in China.
The Speaker said there should be an official explanation for treating Nigerians in such a manner.