…to attend mid-year ECOWAS summit in Ghana
The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is making a difference in the delivery of critical infrastructure in the country with assistance from China.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made this disclosure Friday while receiving in audience the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Cui Jianchun in his office at the Presidential Villa.
Adesina said: “Nigeria has a high respect for China and what China is helping Nigeria to achieve particularly in the area of infrastructure. President Buhari came at a time of severe infrastructure deficit in the country and resolved to make a difference and he is making that difference with the assistance of China. Nigeria appreciates China a lot for these and will continue to collaborate with it.”
The Presidential spokesman said the Nigerian leader had been to China two times in furtherance of the relationship and looks forward to greater collaboration, assuring the Ambassador that the media office of the President was ready to join hands with the Chinese in advancing the relationship.
In his remarks, Jianchun, who was recently posted to Nigeria, said he was at the Villa to solicit for the support of the media office of the President and also to express his gratitude for the strong relations with his country and to seek ways to make it stronger.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday leave for Accra, Ghana, to participate in the 59th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Accra, Ghana.
In a release by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, Friday, Buhari will depart Abuja to join other Heads of State of Government of ECOWAS for the mid-year statutory meeting of the regional bloc, with the exception of Mali, which was recently suspended from the group.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, ECOWAS Special Envoy and Mediator to Mali, would be presenting a report on his latest working visit to the West African country to the Summit of the Heads of State.