Managing Director, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) Nigeria Ltd, Michael Yigao, says the 15 Chinese medical experts that arrived in the country on April 8 are helping to train its staff in the prevention of the coronavirus.
Yigao revealed this on Monday while reacting to questions raised by the media and opposition parties on May 14, as to the whereabouts of the Chinese medical team.
This followed comments by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, that the experts, who came into Nigeria to support the fight against COVID-19, were not his guests but those of CCECC.
Yigao said the team came specially to help CCECC fight the pandemic and protect its employees.
“The team had a telecast meeting with the Minister of Health and some doctors around the country and shared their experience in China on how they’re fighting the virus and the meeting was very positive,” he said.
“They are here with us and have continued to teach our staff how to protect themselves because protection and prevention are more important than the treatment.
“Most of the workers understand the situation now and they know the risk, so they follow the proper procedures and cooperate with their instructors.”
The CCECC boss added that the medical experts would be heading home as soon as there was a commercial flight to China.