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Nigeria State Governor’s Tirade Against a Chinese Contractor Goes Viral

The governor of the northern Nigerian state of Kogi, Yahaya Bello, publicly berated a representative from the Changjiang Construction Nigerian Ltd. last week in a video that sparked widespread outrage online and fed into the narrative that Chinese construction companies build low-quality infrastructure, like the hospital in question in this building.

“Is this the quality of the hospital in China, if you are sick will you be treated here, will you want to be admitted in this hospital, are we owing you?” he told a lone representative of the Chinese company after a tour of the new medical facility.  “We do not owe you any dime!” he added.

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