Wang Xiaodong, vice governor of Hebei Province in northern China and Kaduna Governor El-Rufai
LAGOS (Globe Afrique) – A senior executive of China’s Hebei Province averred that his region and people are ready to carry out pragmatic cooperation with northern Kaduna state of Nigeria in establishing industries.
Wang Xiaodong, vice governor of Hebei Province in northern China, made the remarks when he visited Kaduna State to sign a letter of intention with Kaduna Governor El-Rufai.
The cooperation seeks to create a sister-state relationship and to establish industries in Kaduna state.
“Like Hebei Province, agriculture is the mainstay of our economy. We are interested in discussions on how Hebei Province can link up some of our investors to establish manufacturing industries here in Kaduna State,” El-Rufai said.
Wang said Hebei with a population of 74 million people is a leading industrial province in the production of steel, cement, glass, photo-voltaic cells, equipment manufacturing and agriculture.
According to him, the Chinese entrepreneurs are ready to cooperate with Kaduna in many aspects including iron and steel production.
“We know that Kaduna is a big state of agriculture, and with hardworking Kaduna people we have so much in common. We believe that with Governor el-Rufai and the CCECC, we will improve our exchanges and discussions for a brighter future,” Wang added.