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Nigeria To Understudy China On Infrastructure And Corruption

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National Chairman All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said Nigeria has a lot to learn from the Peoples Republic of China, particularly on tackling corruption and infrastructure development. Oyegun said that given the vast population of China, the country has been able to organise its fight against corruption to “the level that relative poverty is virtually non existence.”

Speaking yesterday in Abuja, when the out-going Chinese Ambassador, Gu Xiaojie, paid him a fare well visit, Oyegun said the positive result of the recent visit to China by President Muhammadu Buhari, will soon manifest in Nigeria. According to him, APC has a great respect for the Peoples Republic. “On the party to party basis, we have listened to you and accept your offer and I can tell you we are going to take it up, even if only to come and learn how you have managed the menace of corruption, which you are dealing with strictly.

“We read about this development every day, and if only, given the kind of population you have, you have been able to organise in such a way that you have raised the standard of living of that vast population in such that the level of relative poverty is virtually non existence.

“So, we have a lot of lesson to learn from you as a party, so that we too can learn from your experience and be able to pull ourselves up like China also did,” Oyegun said. On President Buhari’s recent visit to China, the national chairman said: “I must say that the result of the visit of our president was something that has given us a lot of joy because substantial agreements were recorded which in the next few months, knowing China as a very serious country, they make commitment and fulfill them, as soon as our budget comes on stream, we’ll be able to see the practical results on ground, particular in the area of infrastructure and agriculture.”

Xiaojie commended President Buhari’s anti-corruption and economic development policies.

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