Wednesday, 5 September 2018

BUHARI SEEKS HELP FROM CHINA TO BUILD MAMBILLA POWER PROJECT


President Muhammadu Buhari has asked for support from China for the Mambilla hydro-power project in Taraba State.

According to a statement by Garba Shehu, his media aide, Mr Buhari made the request Wednesday during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.



President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Beijing won the crucial support of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, for the country’s aspiration to build the 3050 Megawatts Mambila hydroelectric power project, just as the two countries signed the agreement of $328m for the Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone Phase II (NICTIB II) project.

The concessional loan agreement between Galaxy Backbone Limited and Huawei Technologies Limited (HUAWEI) was signed by Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Kemi Adesoun and Wang Xiaotoa, Director-General, International Development Agency, in the presence of President Muhammadu Buhari and President Xi Jinping of China.

Nigeria and China also signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR).

Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama and He Lifeng, Director, China’s National Development and Reform Commission signed the OBOR- an initiative of President Xi which focuses on improving connectivity and cooperation among multiple countries spread across the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe.


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