The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Cui Jianchun, on Friday engaged with the Bauchi state government and the business community including local and national investors for bilateral assistance from the Republic of China to Bauchi state.
Speaking during the bilateral discussions held at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Bauchi, Mr. Jianchun said the Chinese government was ready to assist Nigeria and Bauchi state for economic advancement in critical sectors through technology for the best interest of the citizens.
“I am here in Bauchi with the team of investors from China for us to discuss extensively with the Bauchi state government and the business community in the state for possible assistance from us to enable them enhance and develop their businesses. We must appreciate His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi state, Senator Bala Mohammed, for his foresight to seek partnership and collaboration with the Chinese government for investment and other opportunities,” he said.
He gave the assurance that as the 14th Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, he would work assiduously to deepen the relationship between China, Nigeria and Bauchi state for mutual benefits.
Unveiling the Bauchi State Investment Opportunities to the ambassador, Governor Mohammed said the key sectors being promoted in the state that had potential were tourism, agriculture, natural resources, physical infrastructure among others.
“This special visit to Bauchi by the Chinese Ambassador is auspicious and rewarding to us and I want to welcome the bilateral assistance to Bauchi state by the Chinese government, the coming of the Chinese investors to Bauchi has opened up the state for international investment and we thank the Chinese envoy for providing us with the opportunity for the bilateral engagement,” he said.
Receiving the envoy, accompanied by the governor at his palace, the Emir of Bauchi, Dr. Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu, said in recognition of the significant roles of traditional rulers in peace-building, “there is a need for the inclusion of culture and tradition in bilateral engagements.”