Chinese investors mull multibillion dollars investors in Nigeria’s agric, energy, infrastructure sectors.
A group of Chinese Investors on Friday expressed determination to invest multibillion dollars in the Nigerian economy, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The group led by Mr Shaui Jiang a Chinese Business man a renowned Nigerian artist based in China Mr Emmanuel Uwechue and Shaui Jiang, said the group was interested in energy, agriculture and infrastructural.
The Group stated this in Abuja when they paid a courtesy visit on the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa
Jiang said said that investment plan was to further enhance the relationship between Nigeria and China
“We are a group of Chinese investors looking for investment opportunity, Nigeria is largest economy, and China is the second largest economy in the world
“I believe we have so many areas of interest and opportunities to invest in.
“In the past few years China economic has been on the increase and we want to use our economic experience and technical know-how to assist in the development of economic of Nigeria,” he said.
According to him Nigeria is blessed with a lot of economic resources both natural and human that could be used to benefit the nation and Africa.
“We are interested in investing in energy which include oil and gas, power, mining and renewable energy. We are interested in building modular refineries for communities to address the challenge in that area
“The group is also investing in infrastructure development such as bridge building, highway and railway construction.
“We are equally interested in automobile sector which include working with the Federal or state government and private sector to set up assembly plants in Nigeria.
He said that the group would also invest in agricultural sector, especially in machinery to enhance large scale mechanized farming in Nigeria.
Jiang described Uwechue as a great ambassador of Nigeria championing cross cultural promotion in China
“He has been promoting Nigeria culture to Chinese as much as he could. He is a renowned artist in china singing Chinese local songs,” he said.
Ewueche in his remarks said that he facilitated the coming of the investors to the country as a result of the passion and love for the development of its economy.
He also advocated for the promotion of Nigerian culture in the Diaspora stressing that the future of a nation lies in the promotion of richness of its culture.
“Let there be more culture exchange, Nigeria is a beautiful country to stay especially as the president has been fighting corruption and other vices.
Dabiri Erewa in her remarks commended the efforts of Ewechue in promoting the Nigeria culture abroad as well as attracting investors to the country.
“A lot of times we getting stories about Nigerians in Chinese prison but we keep telling them that there are a lot of Nigeria out there that are good representatives of the country.
“We are proud of the fact that you are the most famous black artist in China and we hope to work with you more as you celebrate the Nigeria culture outside world,” she said.
She said that President Muhammadu Buhari had been working continuously tackle corruption, insecurity and fixing the economy, keeps working for the development to give Nigeria hope and make it nation of our dream
The Presidential aide called on the Nigerians in the diaspora to support the president in his quest to give the nation a hope
She enjoined them to always have the interest of the country at heart and promote the image of their country
Source : NAN