- Nigeria has been a huge beneficiary of China, in terms of financial assistance, and for this, President Buhari is grateful
- The president on Tuesday sent word to Xi Jinping of China to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ties between both countries
- According to Buhari, Nigeria will look forward to seeing a more solid and established bond
President Muhammadu Buhari has written his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping.
The purpose of the letter is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties between Nigeria and the Asian country.
Ahmad Bashir, a media aide to the president on new media, made this disclosure on Tuesday, February 9.
President Buhari said Nigeria has been a huge beneficiary of the economic ties with the people of China, adding that the country will look forward to seeing a more solid and established bond between the two countries.
"President Buhari has written to his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties between Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China."
Legit.ng notes that China, alongside the United States, has been providing financial aids for Nigeria in terms of loans.
Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media have been reacting to the development.
Akintunde Ebenezer wrote: "At least he didn't hire mercenary to write his WAEC just like Adeleke did."
A Twitter user, Noroomforinjustice, also wrote:
"I’m sure he’s negotiating behind close doors how to sell the country, after all China is already buying Africa."
Pearl Nneka asked:
"How many times has your president written to us or addressed the country."
"Hope this commemorate won't result to another borrowing?"
A tweep jokingly wrote:
"Please how do we pay back all those loan we collected from China? I think it is more important than greetings."
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Meanwhile, Oby Ezekwesili has expressed disgust towards the current government, with the former minister of education saying she "detests everything" in the "leadership style" of President Buhari.
Speaking via a lengthy Twitter rant on Monday, January 25, the former minister, who also doubles as critic-activist, said contrary to what people are made to believe, she does not hate the president.
Ezekwesili said Buhari is running the country with "detestable leadership" and her criticism of the president's government has made it look like she is “bitter towards him” and “hate him so much.”