The newly-completed 1,000-bed hospital built by the Chinese city of Wuhan to contain and treat the deadly coronavirus has sparked a debate among Nigerians on social media.
The city began the construction of the hospital on Thursday 23 January and it has been completed within the specified 10 days period they plan to deliver the project.
The 269,000-square-foot building is one of two new hospitals that has been constructed in Wuhan.
Chinese state media shared a video showing the completed hospital on the internet.
Since the report of the hospital emerged on social media, some Nigerians have been debating the swift response of the Chinese government to the emergency situation as they mock the Nigerian government.
Some Twitter users cited some projects being constructed by the Nigerian government for several years and are yet to near 50% completion stage.
Popular social media commentator Adetutu Balogun tweeted:
7 years after, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway still 40% completed on paper, 18% actual.
With increased cost of N134 billion on top of original N167 billon. Now over N300 billion! https://t.co/rbPVRlqyaH
— Adetutu Balogun (Ezi Ada 1 of Diaspora) (@Tutsy22) February 3, 2020
Other users have also been reacting to the report.
In Nigeria my country or even Africa my continent,30 years later,20 times the amount and 3 different governments yet it will be an abandoned project. Try us and see.
This happens with most public infrastructure. Usually kept moving at a very slow pace so as to keep including it in the Projects List for each incoming politician. Very profitable means for them to siphon public funds and make it look legal usually citing contractors defaulting.
In my village the federal road across ( oju otukpo road) has been awarded rearwarded and re-rearwarded but in reality not a thing has been done on the road
Yes it will lead to heaven 😂 😂 😂
— Tina_tina (@Tina_tinny99) February 3, 2020
Chill! The Chinese hospital is ready?😂
Over 1,000 bed capacity in 2 days.
Keep dragging doctors, don’t hold your leaders accountable 😂😂.
— Pacifier (@lus_junior) January 29, 2020