By Oladipupo Mojeed
The Chinese government has assured Nigeria that it would invest $5 billion in infrastructure projects in Nigeria.
The Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China, Zhou Pingjian, disclosed this when he visited the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, and members of the APC National Working Committee at the National Secretariat of party in Abuja.
One China policy
He also called on the Nigerian government to ensure ‘full execution’ of the One China policy between both countries and changing the name: “Trade Mission of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Taipei Trade Agency, Lagos,” and relocating the Mission to Lagos State.
In a statement from APC, the Ambassador briefed the APC National Working Committee (NWC) on China’s domestic politics and China-Nigeria strategic bilateral relations.
He also explored areas of co-operation and collaboration between the governing parties of both countries – the APC and the Communist Party of China (CPC).
The statement also said this year is a big one for party politics in China.
“Every five years, we hold party conventions where we draw a new blueprint for the years ahead.
“That means major policy decisions will be made at the National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
A new Central Committee will be elected at the congress. The central committee will in turn elect the new central leadership”, he said.