Nigeria has said that a sustained economic pact with China would facilitate its infrastructure deployment and economic growth.
The Federal Government therefore said it will continue to collaborate with the Chinese government in the area of provision of critical infrastructure in the country.
The Special Adviser to the Presidency on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina who stated said: “Nigeria has high respect for China and what China is helping Nigeria; to achieve particularly in the area of infrastructure.
”President Buhari came at a time of severe infrastructure deficit in the country; and resolved to make a difference and he is making that difference with the assistance of China.
”Nigeria appreciates China a lot for these and will continue to collaborate with it.”
He stated these during his meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun in Abuja on Friday, June 18.
Adesina, recalled that Buhari, had been to China two times in furtherance of the relationship and also looked forward to greater collaboration.
Cui Jianchun, in response said he was at the Villa to solicit for the support of the media office of the President.
He also expressed his gratitude for the strong relations with his country; as well as to seek ways to make it stronger.
Cui expressed delight for witnessing the flag off of the Lagos to Ibadan rail project; and also unfolded his 5Goal Nigeria-China ‘Growth, Development Progress (GDP) strategy to take the bilateral relations to higher levels.
According to him, the 5-Goal strategy revolved around Political Support; Economic Cooperation; Military Collaboration; International Coordination and People to People Bond among others; built on the existing Belt and Road Initiative of the Chinese government.
The Ambassador, said he is looking forward to celebrating 50 years of friendship; and bilateral relations between the two countries in October.