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Presidency ‘committed to Nigeria-China tie’

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Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Zhou Pingjian

Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Zhou Pingjian

• Promises counterpart funding for development

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Federal Government is ready to provide counterpart funding for all agreements reached with the People’s Republic of China, to fast-track ongoing efforts in closing infrastructural gaps.

Speaking with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Zhou Pingjian, during the presentation of Letters of Credence at the State House yesterday, Buhari commended the readiness of Chinese public and private sectors to invest in Nigeria, especially in areas that directly improve livelihood.

He said: “We really appreciate the efforts of the Chinese government and its people in supporting Nigeria’s development by always seeking to improve our bilateral relations. We are also happy that China is working with Nigeria as partners in progress.

We will work hard to always meet the counterpart funding for all agreements reached during my visit to China in April, as we look forward to stronger ties.”



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