Lifestyle Nigeria gathered that the Kogi State government and the People’s Republic of China yesterday paved the way for the development of business ties, particularly given that the state’s goal for Internally Generated Revenue, or IGR, in the near future is N591 billion annually.
The groundwork for the new partnership was laid at a dialogue between Kogi State and Chinese businesspeople on trade and industry that was co-hosted by Governor Yahaya Bello and the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Cui Jianchun, at the Chinese Embassy in Abuja.
Speaking to the businesspeople, Governor Bello declared that the Kogi State administration was prepared to interact with the Chinese business community in order to increase trade and investment prospects with China.
He contends that for both nations to advance, there must be a shared willingness, commitment, readiness, and sincerity to work together to maximize all available resources—natural, human, and otherwise—for the good of both nations and of humanity as a whole.
Bello noted that he shared a lot of political and personal ideologies with the Chinese people and added that there was political will to achieve the desired collaboration.
The governor acknowledged that there were tribes and religions in China, but claimed that despite these divisions, the Chinese people were able to work together for the purpose of utilizing all of China’s resources.
He continued by saying that the Chinese people had succeeded in achieving their goal in terms of politics, economy, and technology, noting that they were now among the world’s top two powers.
”I have that political will of putting all of our people together. That is why ever since I assumed office on January 26, 2016, I have been working tirelessly to ensure that I unite my people, to ensure that there is security of lives and livelihood of my people and everybody that wants to stay and live and earn a living in Kogi State, including Chinese and the various investments so far in the state.