UniAbuja seeks pact with China on culture, youth devt

Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Abuja, has called for greater collaboration with China to develop the potentials of the Nigerian youths on creative skills and modernisation.
The Chinese Cultural Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Li Xuda, who spoke at a lecture organised by the university at the weekend, said China would work closely with Nigeria in the area of cultural development and partner on the improvement of the youths in the area of skills acquisition.
The Director, Architecture and History, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Wuhan, China, Associate Professor Wan Qian, who presented a paper on “Modernisation for Africa,” said to advance in knowledge and improve humanity, there was the “need to understand thehistory and modern perspectives to globalisation, including the local features of cities, their outlooks and their future trends.”
Mr. Oladeide Kunle of Secondary Education Board (SEB), Dutse, FCT, who attended the programme, applauded Chinese government for sharing their experience with Nigeria, “particularly in the skills acquisition and modernisation and advised the federal government to encourage the students and youths to acquire more skills to improve the economy.”
Speaking with Blueprint on the sidelines during the programme, Dr. Sheriff Ghali Ibrahim of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Abuja, said the Nigerian youths needed to “wake up from the era of despondency, and make themselves useful instruments for the change being promised Nigerians.”
Ibrahim, the convener of the programme, said the lecture was to let the students and the youths learn from skills acquisition models and to return the gain to economic advancement.

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