The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has sought for partnership between the state and China in the areas of agriculture, solid minerals development and real estate.
This was one of the issues at the front burner when the governor in company of some executive members visited the Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjiang at the Chinese embassy in Abuja.
The visit according to the governor was to introduce Nasarawa State and business opportunities that abound in the state formally to the Chinese government.
“It is not out of place if I come to pay you this special courtesy and introduce our state and also the potentials that Nasarawa State has in order to collaborate with any investor or entrepreneur that is interested in the potentials that Nasarawa State has.”
Furthermore, the governor explained to the Chinese ambassador that the state is business-friendly and has a number of ventures that China can key into for mutual benefit.
“I would like to use this opportunity to assure your excellency that Nasarawa State is available and is ready to collaborate with the republic of China in all kinds of endeavours agriculture, mining, real estate and the rest of them.
“We will also not mind if there is a particular collaboration or relationship that you can arrange the government in China so that we can have some affinity with smaller units of government to expand the scope of our relationship.
“Nasarawa State is engaged now with the promotion of real estate within the corridor of the Federal capital territory. We are facilitating the availability of land so that we can decongest the FCT and with the smart city concept, the new line will be developed with the smart city idea. That is why I am inviting investors from China who are interested in real estate,” Almakura stated.