Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, has reacted to the treatment meted out to Nigerians living in China.
According to her, the treatment which is also suffered by other Africans shows that the Chinese don’t want them in their country. Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this while having a town hall meeting with Nigerians in America held via Zoom.
“I will be very realistic with the issue of Africans in China…what I am seeing is that they don’t want Africans in China. Some businessmen are stranded there but when you want to go your home, they don’t allow you. In China, if you don’t have a residence, you can’t get a permit,” she said.
The NIDCOM boss further advised Nigerians and Africans at large in China to stay away from trouble and obey the laws of the Chinese government.
“We need to build a world of peace and love. There has to be reciprocity: Respect me and I respect you, treat me well and I treat you well. They should demand their right and obey their laws too but the laws should not be discriminatory,” Dabiri-Erewa added.