The Speaker of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has come out to frown at the inhuman treatment some Nigerians are being subjected to by the Chinese authorities in Beijing.
The Speaker of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila expressed revealed his displeasure at a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian on Friday in Abuja.
According to him, the bad treatment must be addressed as soon as possible because, via a recent clip, Nigerian citizens were seen complaining about being forced out of their houses and hotels, rounded up, with their passports seized by the Chinese police.
He added that with the diplomatic relationships between both nations, mutual benefits must be derived and Nigerian citizens must be respected.
His words, “If the diplomatic relationships between our two countries are for the mutual benefits of our citizens, then there must be respect for our citizens, and we should not compromise it.
“As a government, we will not allow Chinese or other nationals to be maltreated just as we will not allow Nigerians to be maltreated in other countries.
“The way you treat your citizens, we expect that’s how you’ll treat others; will not tolerate our citizens breaking your laws, but the crime of one citizen cannot be used to stigmatise the whole country.
“It appears that is what happened in this case; you cannot use one brush to smear the whole wall. Whatever the reason, it cannot be used and taken out on the entire community in China.”
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