We Will Correct Lapses Hindering Implementation of Rail Development Agreements -President Buhari Assures China

President Muhammadu Buhari and China's President Xi Jinping

President Muhammadu Buhari and China’s President Xi Jinping

WE’LL CORRECT LAPSES HINDERING IMPLEMENTATION OF RAIL DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS, PRESIDENT BUHARI ASSURES CHINESE LEADER

President Muhammadu Buhari pledged Friday in Johannesburg that his administration will take necessary action to correct lapses which have hindered the implementation of agreements signed with China under past administrations for the development of rail transportation in Nigeria.

Speaking at bilateral talks with President Xi Jinping at the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation, President Buhari said that the Federal Government will strive to fulfil Nigeria’s obligations under the agreements as their implementation will help to boost the country’s economy and generate thousands of new jobs.

Nigeria and China At Side Meeting #China-Africa Summit

Nigeria and China At Side Meeting #China-Africa Summit

“I have looked into the previous agreements and we will now keep our part of the bargain,” President Buhari assured President Xi Jinping.

The President applauded China’s ongoing support for the development of Nigeria’s agricultural sector, noting that Chinese advisers deployed to some states of the federation were helping to train farmers on water conservation and the use of more productive seeds.

President Buhari and China's President Xi Jinping and Delegates At The Side Meeting

President Buhari and China’s President Xi Jinping and Delegates At The Side Meeting

President Jinping described Nigeria as a very important ally of China in Africa, saying that the two countries need to boost their bilateral relations, for the good of their citizens.
He said that China was keen to work with Nigeria for the mutual benefit of both countries.

At the opening session of the summit attended by President Buhari and more than 30 other African leaders, the Chinese President had pledged $60 Billion Dollars of new development aid to African countries.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
December 4, 2015

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