In fact, Nigeria’s embassy website in Beijing still recognizes Goodluck Jonathan as Nigerian president, five years after he was voted out of the office.
Also, Aminu Wali still appears as Minister of Foreign Affairs. He occupied that position between 2014 and 2015.
This is despite the fact Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has visited the Asian country twice since he emerged as the president since 2015.
Although the embassy was without an ambassador for more than three years, Buhari in August 2017 appointed Ambassador Baba Ahmad Jidda, OFR, as the head of the embassy.
Three years after his appointment, Jidda’s name is conspicuously missing. A search of the website did not return any result for him.
With very old updates on the website, it is unsurprising that Jidda nor his office has not made any public announcement or release a press statement since the outbreak of the dreaded coronavirus to Nigerians in China.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has asked Nigerians to avoid travelling to China for now because of the coronavirus disease spreading across the Asian country.
The FG also advised all passengers from China to stay in isolation for two weeks before reuniting with their families.