The Chinese President, Xi Jinping has during a meeting with the Nigerian delegation led by Vice President Shettima with Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu at the Peoples Building in China, pledged increased investment in Nigeria’s power generation and digital economy.
President Xi Jinping also called for the protection of Chinese nationals working in Nigeria, saying he would, in turn, ensure that the Nigeria-China bilateral relation is stronger than before.
As President Jinping pledges more investments in Nigeria’s power generation in what could best be described as a major milestone for Nigeria at the ongoing Belt and Road Initiative Forum (BRI) in Beijing, China has committed to refinancing and completing the Abuja-Kano and Port- Harcourt-Maiduguri railway projects.
President of Peoples Republic of China, Xi Jinping, made the pledge while responding to requests made by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu who, was represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, at a bilateral meeting with the Chinese leader in Beijing.
It would be recalled that since the launch of the projects, China is yet to release funds for the two major railway projects in Nigeria largely due to cutbacks and commitments.