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Chinese youths reaffirm commitment to job creation in Nigeria


A GROUP of young Chinese business owners in the country under the umbrella of the Chinese Youth Association of Nigeria (CYN) at the weekend restated their commitment towards the growth of businesses in the country.

The youths who celebrated their second anniversary also pledged to help create more jobs in the country.

According to them, the aim of the association is to foster business development in Nigeria and deliberate ways of staying in tune with Nigeria culture and values.

The event, which was graced by prominent young Chinese businessmen and women, was used as an interactive forum to deliberate on business initiative that can bring sustainable development in the country.

Speaking to The Guardian, the President of the association, Hijiang Wang, said he is committed to assist Chinese in Nigeria to learn more advance technology and culture of the country, ‘this is a platform for communication and sharing useful information among members and maintains a good relationship with Nigerian youth association as well as government for the best future between the countries with CYA; we are taking more responsibility to guide those who come to Nigeria newly’’.

Wang added that, the association is determined to hold aloft the banners of Patriotism and World Peace, to unity overseas Chinese, to keep pace with the times, to make explorations and innovations, to get improvement and prosperity, to spread Chinese culture and promote friendship between China and Nigeria, to contribute in bringing about the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation on its road to socialism with Chinese characteristics.

‘We are Nigerians, we do business and make better life in Nigeria, we are helping Nigeria to grow and Nigeria is helping us as well,” he stated.

Vice Chairman of China Chambers of Commerce in Lagos, Scot Sue, said, “I have been in Nigeria for over 25 years and I must confess that, I am happy that young Chinese are coming to Nigeria to develop themselves and contribute positively to Nigeria.

In young people, we have hope and future that is why they must come together every year to focus on how to know Nigeria and the citizens better.

‘’China today is Nigeria tomorrow, so as we have the highest number of People in the world, like Nigeria having highest number of people in Africa, we have a lot in common, we are both hard working and intelligent which our youth must learn Nigerian culture before they go into Nigeria market. We will create more jobs and our youth must be carried along”.

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