From L-R: Comrade Abbas Hassan, Mr. Charles Onunaiju and Prof. Joseph Golwa during the briefing in Abuja
He said as a strategic partner, Nigeria is obviously in the frontline of China’s diplomatic engagement in Africa and the practical outcomes are hugely game-changing for a country taking economicrecovery and revitalization of its key infrastructures as its vital focus.
He praised the Chinese Ambassador To Nigeria, Dr. Zhou Pingjian, saying that he has been busier than his peers.
“We have tracked his visits to almost all the States in Nigeria including the North East considered to be the epicenter of Boko Haram Terrorism. He has robustly engaged in public clarifications of several issues and concerns to Nigeria public through incisive articles. He has published more than any other serving envoy in Nigeria in the local print media.
“At the outbreak of Covid-19 in China and following the concerns of Nigerians with relatives in China, he hosted public meetings with concerned relatives to reassure them of the safety of their family members”.
Also speaking, former Director General of National Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) and Senior Fellow at the Centre, Prof. Joseph Golwa noted that China, Nigeria relations have been beneficial to Nigeria.
Another Senior Fellow, Comrade Abbas Hassan noted that Coronavirus pandemic is a global issue that must be solved with far reaching global cooperation.