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Economy: Buhari on right track, says Chinese envoy

The outgoing Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos, Liu Kan, on Thursday said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government was on the right track to economic development.

Liu made the remark during his farewell visit to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly (LSHA), Mr Mudashiru Obasa.

The envoy said that the recent visit by President Buhari to China would strengthen economic relations between the two countries.

‘’I would like to use this opportunity to, on behalf of the Chinese Consul-General office, express my appreciation for your care and support given me during my two and a half years stay in Nigeria.

“It is my emotional day to say goodbye to my friend, Mr Obasa. I sincerely hope and believe that since the visit of President Buhari to China, the relationship has become better and better,’’ he said.

Liu said he would continue to strengthen relationship between China and Nigeria in his future endeavours.

According to him, the relationship between both countries has been fruitful over the years and the tempo must be built upon.

He said that his successor would take the relationship to a more profitable height.

In his response, Obasa said the benefits of the relationship between China and Lagos State could not be overemphasised.

“Lagos in particular will continue to collaborate with China for further economic ties.

‘’I can assure you that within these two and a half years, we have been best of friends; we have really enjoyed a relationship that will benefit the people of Lagos State.

‘’As you prepare to leave, we will not forget you. We will continue to remember you; we will continue to remember those things that have joined us together.

“It will be difficult for me and my colleagues to forget you; we won’t forget you and we will continue to relate with your successor,” he said. (NAN)

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