Consul-General of the Chinese Consulate in Lagos, Liu Kan, on Monday
said that there were presently more than 65,000 Chinese nationals
living and working in Nigeria.
Liu told NAN in Lagos that the
increasing number was an indication of the growing interest of Chinese
investors and citizens in Nigeria.
“Today, more than 65,000 Chinese citizens live and work in different parts of Nigeria.
hundreds of Chinese State-owned and Private enterprises are investing
and creating employment opportunities for Nigerians.
“This is a
solid evidence that the strategic partnership between China and Nigeria
is deepening more and more by the day,” he said.
consul-general also said that there was a growing cooperation between
both countries in the areas of politics, economy, infrastructure,
agriculture, communication, education and cultural exchanges.
said that the visit of the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Nigeria in May,
this year, had consolidated relations between the two countries.
envoy said that the Premier’s visit had afforded both countries the
opportunity to further strengthen relations in their areas of
“The Premier’s visit has today injected fresh energy in the bilateral relations between our two nations.
“We hope to witness a better future in the growing relations and cooperation between our two nations,” he added.