Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun, has assured enhanced economic cooperation with Nigeria.
The envoy said Chinese investors would be encouraged to make more investments in critical sectors of the Nigerian economy and that the future of cooperation between China and Nigeria remains bright.
Jianchun, made the remark at a meeting on Thursday with Mai Mala Buni, Governor of Yobe State and caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), during which he said China and Nigeria can further develop a strategy to enhance the win-win cooperation between the two countries.
“We can also partner for improvements in electricity, information and communication technology, industrial growth, investment, and technology. We will encourage investors to invest and create jobs in Nigeria,” the envoy said, noting that China and Nigeria had many things in common.
Jianchun said this year, which marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the two countries’ diplomatic relations, is a very special year for the two countries to do things for mutual benefit.
Buni, said that there were huge opportunities to be exploited for the mutual benefit of China and Nigeria.
In his capacity as the caretaker chairman of the Nigerian governing party, he said there was room for a partnership between China’s top legislature, the National People’s Congress, and the APC.
“We should collaborate and continue to do business with Chinese investors in Nigeria for infrastructural development. Nigerians are willing to explore and exploit available avenues to move forward,” Buni added.