President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, June 18, has said that his administration will continue to collaborate with the Chinese government in the area of provision of critical infrastructure in the country.
Buhari was quoted as making the statement in Abuja on Friday, when he received in audience the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria His Excellency Cui Jianchun in his office.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the president, Femi Adesina quoted the president as saying: “Nigeria has a high respect for China and what China is helping Nigeria to achieve particularly in the area of infrastructure.
“President Buhari came at a time of severe infrastructure deficit in the country and resolved to make a difference and he is making that difference with the assistance of China. Nigeria appreciates China a lot for these and will continue to collaborate with it.”
The Presidential spokesman said the Nigerian President had been to China two times in furtherance of the relationship and looks forward to greater collaboration, assuring the Ambassador that the media office of the President was ready to join hands with the Chinese in advancing the relationship.