COVID-19: Oby Ezekwesili, Irresponsible For Asking China To Compensate Africa for Coronavirus Pandemic – China
For daring to suggest that China compensates Africa for the COVID-19 pandemic, China has dubbed Oby Ezekwesili as “Irresponsible”.
Last month while chatting with a correspondent of ‘The Washington Post’ Oby Ezekwesili opined that China should pay compensation to African countries over their mismanagement of the COVID-19 affair that led to the Coronavirus pandemic that has had very adverse effects on the African continent.
In response to this demand, the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has taken a hard stance and responded in accordance to Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education during the Obasanjo led administration, for demanding compensation from China over the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Did anyone ask the US to offer compensation for the 2009 H1N1 flu, which was first diagnosed before breaking out on a large scale in the US and then spread to 214 countries and regions, killing nearly 200,000 people? AIDS was first reported in the US in the 1980s and then swept across the world, including Africa, causing untold sufferings to countless victims.
“China has taken the most comprehensive, rigorous, and thorough measures to contain its spread and conduct international cooperation. In this process, China has made tremendous sacrifices, accumulated valuable experience, and made significant contributions to the global response. The international community bears witness to and applauds China’s efforts and progress,
“We must understand that our enemy is the virus, not China. The international community can only defeat the virus by pulling together. Attacking and discrediting others will not save time and lives lost.”