- The Presidency says there will always be mutual cooperation between Nigeria and China
- Spokesman Adesina said the Nigerian media team would also like to gain from the country's relations with China
- Chinese minister Guo Weimin says the country has also learned a lot from Nigeria
The Presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari cherishes Nigeria’s relationship with China.
Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina made the revelation on Sunday, August 13 in a statement by Abiodun Oladunjoye, the Deputy Director (Information).
According to the statement, Adesina said the relationship between Nigeria and China is one that President Muhammadu Buhari cherishes and values highly.
Adesina said this when he received in audience the Vice Minister of Information of State Council, People’s Republic of China Guo Weimin who was on an official visit to Nigeria.
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The Presidential spokesman said the fact that the Nigerian President cherishes the cooperation between Nigeria and China automatically means there will always be areas of mutual cooperation between the two countries from which their media organisations should profit.
He reiterated the readiness of the presidential media team to build on the existing relationship while also exploring other areas of cooperation.
Adesina further assured the visiting Minister that the presidential media office will work closely with the Ministry of Information to explore areas where the agreements signed during the visit will enhance the interests of the Nigerian media in particular and the Nigerian government in general.
The Vice Minister, Guo Weimin had earlier informed Mr Adesina that he led a team of other officials of the Chinese government to explore areas of exchange of ideas towards deepening the relationship between the Chinese and the Nigerian media industry. He mentioned New Media, transparency in governance, broadcast communication and socio-cultural values as areas in which they hope to share ideas with their Nigerian counterparts.
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He also acknowledged that Presidential spokesmen have a big role to play in deepening this relationship and therefore solicits the cooperation of Adesina in that regard.
Gou Weimin also said that his delegation had interacted with a broad spectrum of Nigerian media professionals to hear first-hand from them their expectations from the visit of the Chinese.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported earlier that President Buhari has sent his greetings to Nigerians informing them that he would soon be home from London.
The president said this when he received a delegation from his government led by Lai Mohammed, the information and culture minister.
The others on the delegation include Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu, Lauretta Onochie and Abike Dabiri.
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