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Thursday, 26 September 2019

Revival of Igbo Economy: Ifeanyi Ubah hosts Chinese Consul General in Nnewi

Nnewi, the manufacturing heartland of Nigeria was agog on Wednesday as the Consul General of China in Nigeria, Chu Maoming and his entourage arrive on a 3-day trade visit in Anambra State.

The visit which was initiated by the Senator representing Anambra South, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah as part of his efforts towards revitalizing the economy of Igbo nation gave various business men and women the opportunity to interact with the Chinese government through its Consul General in the country.

In his opening remarks, Senator Ubah thanked the Chinese government for honoring his invitation despite the tight schedules of its embassy in the country. The Anambra South Senator further urged the country to reciprocate the big patronage it constantly receive from Nigerians especially ndị Igbo by establishing its embassy in Anambra State. According to Senator Ubah, ndị Anambra have contributed a lot to the Chinese economy and it is time for the country to appreciate the state by locating its embassy in Anambra as well as making its visa issuance less cumbersome for his people. He also told the Chinese government that ndị Anambra are hard working people who are eager to live in Anambra and develop their state and that they won’t become liabilities to the Republic of China if issued visa. The Anambra South Senator further informed the Chinese government that Nnewi is the town with the highest number of industries in the country and urged the Republic of China to champion technology transfer to Anambra State which hosts Nnewi community in other to help the state to fully exploit its technological potentials. Senator Ubah also informed the gathering that the Chinese government through its Consul General in Nigeria will visit various industries, major markets and Confucius Institute in the state to witness their various activities and support them adequately.

In their responses, representatives of various business units in the state thanked Senator Ubah for initiating the meeting. They further urged the Chinese government to make technology transfer to the state its priority. The business leaders also asked the Republic of China to make visa issuance to traders in the state less cumbersome in order boost trading between Nigeria and China which will go a long way in promoting the economy of the state and Nigeria in general.

In his remarks, the Consul General, Chu Maoming commended Senator Ubah for initiating the meeting. He further said that the issue of cumbersome processes of Chinese Visa issuance to business men and women in the state and Nigeria in general will be adequately addressed. He also assured ndị Anambra that the relationship of Chinese government with the state and Nigeria in general is becoming stronger and that with the efforts made so far by Senator Ubah, China will improve more on its economic relationship with the state and the nation at large. Acknowledging the fact that China has three embassies in South Africa, the Consul General further stated that the Chinese government will adequately look into Senator Ubah’s request of establishing its embassy in Anambra State.

The meeting which took place at Convaj Hotel Nnewi was well attended by local and international business men and women, leaders of major markets units in the state, industrialists and gentlemen of the press.

The Chinese Consul General would continue his tour on Thursday with a visit to major markets and manufacturing industries in the State.

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