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Nigeria/China to Enhance Infrastructural Development

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Nigeria and China are in talks on ways to enhance infrastructural development and economic growth in Nigeria.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, disclosed this in Abuja after a closed-door meeting with the Chinese delegation led by the Director-General of the Department of African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China, Mr. Wu Peng.

The meeting with Amb Yusuf Tuggar, is a prelude to a Ministerial and Presidential visit to China, later in the year 2024.

According to Ambassador Tuggar, infrastructure is a cornerstone of President Bola Tinubu’s development agenda hence the need to further expand trade and economic cooperation.

Mr. Peng, on his part, harped on support for Nigeria’s industrialization and value-added manufacturing, particularly in battery-related minerals, a sector where Nigeria holds rich potential.

He pledged China’s support for Nigeria’s aspirations on the global stage, especially on the call for increased African representation in the United Nations Security Council.

Mr. Peng, noted that some of his country’s contribution and involvement in Nigerian projects, including the railway project have led to job creation and local economic empowerment.

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