Friday, 29 April 2016

Edo state governor offers China major trade link

Edo state governor offers
China major trade link

– The governor of Edo state has met with
the Chinese Consul-General to discuss trade
– Governor Adams Oshiomhole said his
state can offer excellent opportunities
thanks to its natural resources
– The meeting follows shortly after
President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the
East Asian giant
As a follow-up to President Muhammadu
Buhari’s recent visit to China, the Chinese
Consul-General in Nigeria, Liu Khan, has
visited Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo
state to explore investment opportunities in
the state and locate more Chinese industries
there.
Governor Oshiomhole has prioritized
strengthened diplomatic relations with China
with a view to deepening investment ties
with the people and government of China.
Receiving the consul-general in his office,
Oshiomhole thanked him for leading a
delegation of investors to the state.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole met the
Chinese consul after President Muhammadu
Buhari’s visit to China
“Let me thank you, Mr Khan, for leading a
delegation to pay us a visit. They, along with
other Chinese companies, have set up various
factories in Edo state,” Governor Oshiomhole
said.
“I have visited their factories and I am very
impressed by what I saw, the quality of
products they are producing, ceramic tiles and
iron rods which we badly need for our
construction industry.
“They shared with me their plans to further
expand their operations. I have discussed with
them about the possibility of establishing new
investments in Edo state because we have so
much natural resources besides oil and gas
which we have in sufficient quantity.




Governor Oshiomhole said Edo state can
offer Chinese investors and business huge
opportunity thanks to its gas deposits, which
will ensure the state continues to play a
major role in Nigeria’s economy.
“Under the power arrangement, I also know
that this state is meant to be one of the major
hubs for power supply and distribution.
Recently, a private company, Azura Power
Plant, has commenced the process of laying
about 450 megawatts of power which will be
completed in the next one or two years, and
the construction is still on,” the governor
said.
“There are other power plants that are already
in existence. And so, in the very near future,
we will have enough power supply coming
from Edo State. I know that from my
conversation with some Chinese companies
here, they told me that with power, they have
so much more they can do.”