Managing Director, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Nigeria Ltd, Michael Yigao, says the 15-man Chinese team that arrived in the country on April 8 are in the company’s care.
Yigao, who made the disclosure on Monday in Abuja while reacting to concerns as to the whereabouts of the Chinese team, said the team would be leaving the country soon.
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire had said during a Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing that team was the “guests of the Federal Government but that of the construction company”.
But CCECC MD said, “The 15-man Chinese 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.
“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.”
He said the medical experts would be heading home as soon as there was a commercial flight to China.
“Right now, commercial flight to China is not open but when flights are open again, we’re considering the team going back to China,” he said.