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China To Spend As Much As $5bn For Projects In Nigeria

The Peoples Republic of China Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, has said his home country had approved $5 billion to support infrastructure projects in Nigeria.

Pingjian stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, at the party’s secretariat in Abuja yesterday.

The Chinese envoy requested the party’s support in ensuring Nigeria’s ‘full execution’ of China’s policy between both countries.

Pingjian, who was accompanied by the Chinese Deputy Ambassador and Political Officer, further intimated members of the APC National Working Committee (NWC) present on China’s domestic politics and China-Nigeria strategic bilateral relations.

He noted: “This year is a big one for party politics in China. Every five years, we hold party conventions and we draw a new blueprint for the years ahead. That means, major policy decisions will be made at the national congress of the Communist Party of China. A new central committee will be elected at the congress. The central committee will in turn elect the new central leadership.”