President Muhammadu Buhari pledged Wednesday in Beijing that his administration would honour all agreements concluded between Nigeria and China under previous administrations to ensure the speedy completion of outstanding joint projects, including the 4,000 megawatts Mambilla Hydro-Electric Power Project.
Speaking at a meeting with Li Keqiang, the Premier of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China, Mr. Buhari regretted the failure of past governments to meet Nigeria’s obligations in joint projects with China, a statement by the Nigerian presidency said.
According to Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant on media and publicity, the President told the Chinese Premier that his administration was committed to the completion, in the shortest possible time, of all joint power, rail, road and aviation projects that would directly and quickly improve the lives of Nigerians.
President Buhari said he was particularly keen on actualizing the Mambilla Power Project because of its huge potential to boost employment and national economic growth.
The Chinese Premier commended ongoing efforts by the Buhari Administration to improve Nigeria’s infrastructure.
He assured the President that China was ready to work with his administration to complete all joint projects, including the Mambilla Power Project.