China Mulls $40b Investment In Nigeria

Posted on January 11, 2017

China’ foreign Affairs minister Wang Yi and President Muhammadu Buhari

China is investing additional $40 billion in Nigerian economy, its Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Wang Yi, said on Wednesday at a bilateral meeting with his Nigerian counterpart, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, in Abuja.

The Minister said China has already invested up to the tune of $45 billion in the Nigerian economy.

“Nigeria and China are strategic partners; our relations have been developing well. China has already invested or financed a total number of $22billion projects here in Nigeria, another $23billion projects are on-going.

“In addition, we are also following up another over $40billion of investments which is in the pipeline.

“Compare with the size, population and market of our two countries, our cooperation still has large potential to be deepened,” he said.

According to him, in order to achieve further development and prosperity of the two countries, we need to strengthen our political mutual trust, deep complementary between our developments.

He stressed on the need to further expand practical cooperation and deepen strategic partnership between the two countries.

He expressed confidence that his visit would be a successful one and play a dual role in further strengthening the strategic partnership between China and Nigeria.

Yi said the purpose of his visit to Nigeria was to implement the important agreements and cooperation reached between the Chinese and Nigerian presidents.

He said the visit was also to help work closely with Nigeria to ensure that the outcome of the Forum for China Africa Cooperation summit is well implemented here in Nigeria.

Onyeama had earlier commended the existing relationship between Nigeria and China noting that the relationship had been strong for many years.

“I think the level of cooperation with China is extremely high and Chinese government is investing amount of money in Nigeria and probably is going up to $60 to $80 billion and we are extremely happy for that

He said that at the last meeting in South Africa and the government of China made available the total of $60 billon for Africa and a number of countries including Nigeria.

The Minister said that he would want to key in and see how much of that could be used to assist in the various projects that we have in this country.

He explained that President Muhammadu Buhari was in China in 2016 and had a discussion with Chinese Government on various cooperation.

“We know that in the area of infrastructure, which is one of the priority areas and the diversification programme of this government from oil, Chinese government has been showing a lot of cooperation with us in this area especially in the area of transportation,” he said

There are reports that the Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi was part of the meeting.

 

(NAN)

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

FUNSHO AROGUNDADE   The much anticipated Big Brother Naija reality TV show launched in... Continue
The eight month closure of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, will come... Continue
Guinness Nigeria Plc will seek to raise up to N40 billion if it secures... Continue
CYRIACUS IZUEKWE A 31-year old man Eddy Friday has been arrested and charged before... Continue
CYRIACUS IZUEKWE A houseboy, Hoseni Sumaila has landed in trouble after he was scammed... Continue
.Cross River State Commissioner for Education, Goddy Eta has called for support for Dyslexia... Continue
  Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (middle), flanked by the former... Continue
CYRIACUS IZUEKWE A staff of Stanbic IBTC Bank, Ibrahim Oladimeji has landed in trouble... Continue
    Amidst the wicked rumours of his purported death and the denouncement by... Continue
The federal government has released over N375 million for the implementation of its school... Continue

NTEL ADVERT

Follow Us @pmexpressng