Nigeria, China To Partner On Science And Technology Development

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The Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has expressed Nige­ria’s readiness strengthen diplo­matic ties with China in order to advance technological develop­ment in the country.

Speaking during a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. GU Xiaojie, Onu highlighted the importance of tech­nology on creating increased wealth and job opportunities.

He said, it would be of socio-economic benefit to the nation if existing relations were deepened, follow­ing the ability of China through a technological driven economy to fight poverty and boost em­ployment of its citizens.

The minister noted that Nigeria and China can boost each others economy based on science and technology to eight percent, noting that china is known to be an innovative driven economy.

He further emphasized that there is need to create employment opportunities through science and technology.

Onu revealed that the ministry was on the verge of presenting proposals that would be of mutual benefit given the numerous similarities binding both countries.

Earlier, the Chinese Ambassa­dor to Nigeria GU Xiaojie identi­fied science and technology as key towards developing other industries in the country and to this effect, revealed that China was ready to expand cooperation and share experiences and tech­nologies with Nigeria.

Xiaojie stressed that science technology would help foster development of others sectors of the economy.

 

Posted on November, 26 2015

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