HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REQUEST THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE CHINESE DOCTORS.
At the planery session of the House of Representatives for Tuesday, 19th May, 2020, Rep. Dachung Bagos, Member Representing Jos South/ Jos East Federal Constituency moved a motion on the need to know the whereabouts of the Chinese doctors who came into the country to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and it was seconded by Rep. Maria Onuoha.
In leading the motion Rep. Bagos said when the Federal government announced the arrival of the Chinese health workers in April to share their experiences in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with their Nigerian counterparts, it generated a lot of controversies that even made the Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila to convene a meeting between the leadership of the House and the Health Ministry with guidelines to ensure the safety of Nigerians. Rep. Bagos then expressed concern on a report that the Ministry of Health has not furnished reasonable responses to enquiries of concern by Nigerians on where the Chinese health workers are, and what specific help they are rendering? Rep. Bagos called on the House to mandate the Minister of Health to furnish it with a detailed report on the activities of the Chinese health workers as was agreed upon during the meeting with the leadership of the House. He also called on the House Committees on Interior, National Security and Foreign Affairs to investigate and ensure the House is kept aware of the outcome.
The motion was voted on and adopted.