Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, NiDO, East China Chapter and the Association of Nigerians in Wuhan, have called on the Federal Government to immediately evacuate them from Wuhan, China, following the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

They made the call in an issued joint statement by the President, NiDO East China, Elijah Odii, and the Association’s Acting President in Wuhan, Okoye Chiamaka in Abuja. The groups stated that 65 Nigerians, including children, reside in Wuhan, the epi-centre of the 2019 Coronavirus.

The groups, however, refuted the news circulating in several media and social media platforms that Nigerians at the epicentre of the epidemic had not indicated interest to be evacuated.

They made it clear that their desire for evacuation had been their position since they began engagements with the Embassy of Nigeria in Beijing.

The groups further stated that since the epidemic struck and began to spread, Nigerians in China had kept strengthening community engagement efforts.