President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Beijing, China said
Nigeria’s partnership with China through the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation has yielded over $5 billion investments in the last three years.
Buhari made this disclosure at the FOCAC round table meeting, attended by African leaders and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
A statement by presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said Buhari highlighted specific FOCAC projects in Nigeria, saying through the Chinese support, Nigeria has impressively addressed significant challenges in the areas of infrastructure, human capacity development, power, transport, agriculture and humanitarian assistance.
He quoted him as saying for Nigeria, the partnership with China through the FOCAC platform, has resulted in the construction of the first urban rail system in West Africa.
This $500 million project in Abuja was commissioned in July this year.”
He said the president also cited the construction and operation of the first rail system in Africa that uses modern Chinese standards and technology.
He further quoted the president as saying, the 180km rail line that connects Abuja and Kaduna was commissioned two years ago at a cost of $500 million.