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Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by chimezieeze98: 1:19am On Apr 04, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drk9tpIu7Uo

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says there is no hidden agenda behind some countries evacuating their citizens from Nigeria.

At least, 637 Europeans were evacuated from Nigeria and Benin Republic on Thursday.

The move had left many wondering if there is a cause for alarm.

During the press briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Friday, a journalist had asked Onyeama if leaving the country was an indictment on Nigeria’s health system, to which the minister responded that it’s not necessarily so.

Onyeama said those who had left did so did so to enable them make use of a system that they are familiar with, should the need arise.

He added that the diplomatic staff of most of the countries are still in Nigeria, and that hey have no plans of leaving.

“It is basically a case where people are more familiar with the health system in their various countries and so prefer to go to the various countries so in the event that they might have to be confined, they would be in more familiar surroundings and they would also have access to medical practitioners and facilities that they are used to,” Onyeama said.

“So, that is really the reason. And you will find that a large number of those countries evacuating citizens, that their heads of mission and ambassadors and other staff are still here in Nigeria and there are no plans of leaving.”

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by kayusely70(m): 1:22am On Apr 04, 2020
Ok

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by martjay(m): 1:48am On Apr 04, 2020
If that is the truth, no cause for alarm.

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by bist: 2:12am On Apr 04, 2020
Contact me lets cheat on your boyfriend if you are bored and lonely this lockdown period.

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by Zanotee: 4:51am On Apr 04, 2020
They trust theirs but Do you as a Nigerian Diplomat trust your system !

The answer is NO.

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by helinues: 5:20am On Apr 04, 2020
Really?

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by LivingSage(f): 5:32am On Apr 04, 2020
Well, we're not concerned if they leaves. All our concern now is to be free of this testing period (pandemic) which ought to be an eye opener for Government in all levels to do the needful. They should have know now that, no place like home, despite their account they can't travel to secure their lifes. Let Nigeria be great again.
We are learning our lessons now

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by allthingsgood: 5:33am On Apr 04, 2020
The real reason is that Nigeria and some other African countries are about to be used as guinea pigs for the various covid vaccines being developed. So these western countries have to evacuate asap to save their citizens.

Just my speculation tho

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by johnmartus(m): 5:39am On Apr 04, 2020
I wish Dss can just pick you up it Seems you have something to tell the world.
allthingsgood:
The real reason is that Nigeria and some other African countries are about to be used as guinea pigs for the various covid vaccines being developed. So these western countries have to evacuate asap to save their citizens.

Just my speculation tho

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by Tetrahedron: 5:44am On Apr 04, 2020
Na wa
Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by allthingsgood: 6:06am On Apr 04, 2020
johnmartus:
I wish Dss can just pick you up it Seems you have something to tell the world.


Africa has already been slated to be used as their guinea pigs


https://www.nairaland.com/5773075/doctors-say-coronavirus-vaccines-should

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by GODSBEAUTY(f): 6:14am On Apr 04, 2020
they simply leave 9ja because they don’t want to contract 9ar version of covid-19
They preferred their countries version grin

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by Bossontop(m): 6:14am On Apr 04, 2020
undecided
Ma hear......
Its because they are sure naija government no know wetin e dey do......wat about d so called 4,000 plus pipu they said they are looking for?? and because they know that when it starts to rain for naija e no go only pour, e go flood join sef.....

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by JamParkMe: 6:16am On Apr 04, 2020
All the foreigners who left Nigeria will be regretting it now. They would've fared better right here in Nigeria.

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by Chekwube1989(m): 6:16am On Apr 04, 2020
Pls open up and tell us why
Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by iCauseTrouble: 6:17am On Apr 04, 2020
Please, can I go with those foreigners?

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by franklingud(m): 6:19am On Apr 04, 2020
They should leave joor
Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by danhans(m): 6:19am On Apr 04, 2020
They know that we have a failed system and their is better, if not for the opportunity here they will not even come

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by oyeb15: 6:20am On Apr 04, 2020
They are leaving cos of the massive civil unrest that will happen soon in Nigeria.
It will come like d Arab spring that started with one man that set himself ablaze due to hunger.

96% of Nigerians are angry with the government right now. You couldn't give us jobs, infrastructure, social amenities, security, affordable education,healthcare and you are now locking us indoors.You are taking away our livelihood.
Millions of unemployed Americans right now are applying for unemployment benefits due to Covid-19 and their government is sending them cheques, half of their last wages monthly.
Buffons and ineptitude government here only knows how to enforce lockdown.
How will one account for expensive rented shops and appartments ,goods with expired dates,bank loans,association loans,farmland rents etc reading on nothing.
Only govt workers are happy at home right now and they don't make 1% of d population. Schools will resume soon and how will parents pay their children fees.

Lockdown is not d solution. ENFORCE A LAW THAT EVERYONE MUST WEAR FACE MASK AND HAND GLOVES while GOING OUT. THEN SOCIAL DISTANCING.

FreeNigerians# and keep your rice.

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by five9(m): 6:20am On Apr 04, 2020
What did you know.....nothing (clueless)
Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by NaijaOlosho(f): 6:20am On Apr 04, 2020
undecided
Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by franklingud(m): 6:21am On Apr 04, 2020
(^.^)
Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by franklingud(m): 6:22am On Apr 04, 2020
NaijaOlosho:
undecided
Damn girl, why you gotta call yourself naijaolosho? Huh!

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by supereagle(m): 6:22am On Apr 04, 2020
To be a politician, you must be a good at telling lies l.

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by Cameroonglass(m): 6:23am On Apr 04, 2020
God, please have mercy on Nigerians in Cameroon

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by stonegarden: 6:23am On Apr 04, 2020
Because they know Nigeria doesn't have the capacity to handle anything serious especially concerning this Next Level of cluelessness

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by shugabasbn: 6:23am On Apr 04, 2020
U trust NCDC figures. If u known u know

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by Eriggs: 6:24am On Apr 04, 2020
They are removing their citizens from every country, not only Naija

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Re: Geoffery Onyeama: Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over COVID-19 by ambivert27(f): 6:25am On Apr 04, 2020
iCauseTrouble:
Please, can I go with those foreigners?

Sure, just hide yourself in the landing gear. Safe trip

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