China $70 Billion Investment coming to Nigeria - Kachikwu | Felix Omoko's Blog

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The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu said Chinese private sector companies had pledged an additional investment of 70 billion dollars to the Nigerian economy.

Kachikwu said this while addressing State House correspondents on the outcome of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said that  the Council was briefed on the outcome of the ministry’s China roadshow which took place in January.

He said that 70 billion dollars pledges were different from the pledges that were made earlier when President Buhari visited China “which was an all African type front basis; this is completely separate’’.

He announced that the ministry’s investment target in China was initially to raise 40 billion dollars, which was the total cost of the nation’s infrastructure gap for the oil industry.