Following the visit of Chinese Investors from Shandong Province in the People’s Republic of China to meet with the Kano Business Community, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has paid a visit to the Chinese Embassy in Abuja to seek for more partnership with the most populous country in the world.
Represented by his Deputy Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna,the Governor who met with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria Mr.Zhou Pingjian said Kano share many things in common with China,apart from having the highest population in the country, it is the hub of commercial activities of the sub Saharan Africa, that factor attracted a large number of Chinese Community who now reside and do their businesses in Kano.
Based on that the Governor requested the Chinese Embassy to open a Consulate Office in Kano as that would enhance the business relationship between them.
“People from Kano now go to China to buy textile materials,agricultural and other equipment, and from China the Lee Group have been in Kano for many years” he says.
Ganduje also explained that Kano State needs the support of the Chinese Government to explore other areas of mutual benefit particularly in the education sector.
“We want to collaborate with you in sponsoring our science students to study in China and also need your support enhance our Chinese Bilingual School in Kano”.
In his remarks,the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria Mr.Zhou Pingjian assured that the Embassy would look into the proposal of opening a Consulate Office in Kano and is committed to sustained the long relationship between them.
He emphasised that Kano is endowed with great potentials,thus making it very important for business activities.
He however commended the Kano State Government for the steps it is taking to attract direct foreign investment.