The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria has reacted to the demand made by a former Minister of Education in Nigeria, Oby Ezekwesili.
It lambasted her for demanding compensation from China over the Coronavirus pandemic.
While reacting to her demand, the Embassy described Ezekwesili’s remark as senseless and irresponsible.
In a statement issued and signed by Press Secretary for the Embassy, Sun Saixiong, the Embassy said the country has been transparent and responsible since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Chinese Embassy Lambasts Ezekwesili Over COVID-19 Comments
It also called on other countries to work in solidarity and not resort to a mutual accusation or demand retribution and accountability.
The Embassy, however, advised Ezekwesili to respect facts, science, and international consensus and stop allowing herself dance to other’s tune.
It also accused Ezekwesili, who was the former vice president for the Africa region at the World Bank of attacking and blaming China for nothing.
The Embassy reiterated that COVID-19 was a common enemy to humanity, and China is a victim, not a perpetrator or an accomplice.
Earlier, the former Minister said China must pay for failing to manage COVID-19, which had severely injured Africa’s development prospects and worsened the conditions of the poor.
Ezekwesili, had last month told China to pay compensation to African countries over the Coronavirus pandemic.
She noted that the best solution was for China to accord damages and liability compensation to Africa.
According to her, Africa should not suffer more because another powerful country failed to act responsibly.