Vice President of Nigeria, Kashim Shettima has reiterated this administration’s pledge and commitment to strengthen bilateral relations with the People's Republic of China for deepened economic cooperation that will be mutually beneficial to both countries. 


During the Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese National Day Celebration held in Lagos on the 22nd to 24th September 2023, Kashim Shettima assured that the federal government is dedicated to further strengthen economic cooperation with China that will lead to expanding trade opportunities and explore new avenues for investment to actualize the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s 8-Point Agenda of Renewed Hope.


The Minister of State for Steel Development, Uba Maigari Ahmadu, who represented the Vice President, noted that the Chinese business relationship with Nigeria will bring greater socioeconomic benefits to both nations. 


He said Federal Government is ready to ensure responsible business practices that will further deepen the collaboration, as this is crucial for long-term success. 


Mr. Guo Pengwen, the Commercial Consul at the Chinese Consulate, who spoke earlier, disclosed that the exchange of goods and services has diversified Nigeria's export base and strengthened overall economic stability in sectors such as infrastructure development, telecommunications, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, and transportation.


According to him, our countries have a high volume of bilateral trade between them and these projects have not only improved Nigeria's transport networks but also created employment opportunities and enhanced connectivity within the country.


Also speaking, Chairman of the China Industrial and Commercial Enterprises Association, Dr. Eric Ni, said Nigeria and China recognizes the immense potential for mutual beneficial partnerships, leading to significant Chinese investments in various sectors of the Nigerian economy which has contributed to economic growth, job creation, and technological advancement.

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