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Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a motion calling for the evacuation of Nigerians in Wuhan, China over fears of contracting the dreaded coronavirus.

Wuhan is the city where the dreaded coronavirus emanated from with Nigerians resident there reportedly sending in a Save Our Souls message to return home.

Hon. Ben Kalu had sought the permission of the House to move a motion of urgent public importance on the need to evacuate Nigerians from the city.

A stunned Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila fought to ensure the motion was moved by Kali but members moved against it as the Chamber became rowdy.

Deputy House Leader however sought to withdraw the motion in view of the stand of the members.

The Speaker appealed for the motion to be moved but members will not allow the motion, insisting that China has better facilities to take care of the virus.

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  1. This is heartbreaking,
    These people are self-serving and grossly insensitive to the plight of Nigerians in Diaspora. Imagine the dumb claim that China has better facilities to take care of the virus. Why not bring them home and quarantine them for 2 weeks to determine whether they are infected.
    I am not happy to be Nigerian at this moment. Even countries that are not as popular as we claim to be have evacuated their citizens. Nigerians are indeed in trouble at the hands of our Political class. So shameful.


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