Investments above imports, that is what Nigerians should expect from recent partnerships and agreements arising from President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to China, a government official has said.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said that the Federal Government had signed agreements with the Chinese government for investments in different sectors of the economy especially transportation, communication, scholarships and science and technology.
He told reporters on Monday that a ground receiving station that would link Nigeria to China’s satellite base was to be built at no cost.
But the minister stressed that Nigeria must first set up an assemble-integrate-and-test facility so that it could starts producing its own satellites for development in agriculture, advanced crime control and other things.
He also said that the Chinese government was set to offer 700 scholarships as well as expertise training to 1,000 Nigerians especially engineers in the space development sector.