Members of the House of Representatives has on Tuesday rejected a motion to evacuate Nigerians stranded in China, following the outbreak of Coronavirus.
According to the lawmakers, who voted massively against the motion raised by the spokesman of the House, Benjamin Okezie, claims China had better facilities to handle the situation than Nigeria.
Despite efforts by the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, to calm the lawmakers and allow Mr Okezie to move his motion, the lawmakers denied him the opportunity.
Drama ensued when two other sponsors of the bill, who were meant to support the motion, declined to second the motion to be moved.
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila fought to ensure the motion was moved by Kali but members moved against it as the Chamber became rowdy.
Nigerians resident in Wuhan, China where the dreaded Coronavirus broke out have reportedly been sending in SOS messages to Nigeria.