President Muhammadu Buhari has said no nation can develop with infrastructural deficit.
The President spoke on Tuesday at the State House in Abuja, while hosting the outgoing Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian, at a virtual farewell audience.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the President expressed his appreciation to Chinese President Xi Jinping for supporting Nigeria’s quest to fill the infrastructure gap.
“Please, convey our appreciation to President Xi Jinping for the contribution of China towards reversing the infrastructure deficit we suffer in the areas of rail, roads, airports and power. There’s no way a country can develop without these things,” he said.
The President noted that China had played its role effectively in all the Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) signed with Nigeria, “and we quite appreciate it”.