Buhari joins XI Jinping to celebrate Nigerian, Chinese Independence


By Rebecca Bamidele

While Nigeria marks its 62nd anniversary, for China it’s the 73rd, President Muhammadu Buhari and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have exchanged greetings on the celebration of the two nations’ independence anniversary on Oct. 1.

Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman confirmed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

In his letter, congratulating the Chinese President on the anniversary, the Nigerian leader said relations between the two countries have “achieved far-reaching and fruitful results on the basis of equity, mutual trust and mutual benefits.”

According to him, Nigeria seeks to elevate the strategic partnership to a new level.

On his part, the Chinese President, said the”Sino-Nigerian relations enjoy sound momentum, with political mutual trust being enhanced, cooperation in various fields yielding fruitful results and coordination on international and regional affairs being closer.”