Buhari Pledges to Honour Agreements Jonathan Administration Signed With China


Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari pledged on Wednesday in Beijing, China, to 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.

A statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said Buhari made the pledge at a meeting with Mr Li Keqiang, the Premier of the State Council of the Peoples Republic of China.

Shehu said Buhari regretted the failure of past governments to meet Nigeria’s obligations in joint projects with China.

According to him, 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.

Buhari said that 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.