Against unlocking really useful alternatives between Nigeria and China, the College of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has expressed its dedication to have interaction in significant analysis actions with China.

The establishment’s deputy vice-chancellor in command of building services and products, Folashade Ogunsola, a professor, said this at a contemporary seminar on analysis and collaboration alternatives between Nigeria and China.

It was once organised by means of the college’s newly established Institute of Nigeria-China Construction Research (INCDS).

Mr Ogunsola expressed pride within the fruition of the institute and the way it’s geared against harnessing analysis and collaboration potentials between the 2 international locations.

She stated the institute was once established in November 2018 and is able to be a useful resource centre for Chinese language overseas traders and a think-tank for the Nigeria-China bilateral dating.

She stated: “We would really like to peer higher dating, cordiality, love of values exist between Nigeria and China which is past the buying and selling dating this is in life.”

She stated each countries want to in finding tactics to paintings in combination and concentrate on the spaces that want to be evolved and gaps that want to be stuffed.

“With the institute, a symbiotic dating and bidirectional dating can exist. There’s a lot we will be informed from each and every different,” she added.


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The institute’s director, Olufemi Saibu, a professor of economics on the college, stated the institute would facilitate ”inward and outward business family members between the 2 international locations”.

He stated the imaginative and prescient of the institute is to “turn out to be an institute for alternate of highbrow concepts and analysis excellence in pursuit of information for building, mutual business and financial actions that may affect undoubtedly the Chinese language-Nigeria economies.”

Mr Saibu additionally stated; “Since inception, decided on other people from the institute have paid a discuss with to China on two events the place problems bordering on analysis and collaboration had been mentioned.

“The institute would supply a platform for profound and leading edge analysis which can assist propel Chinese language traders and inspire investments, particularly as pertains to China-Nigeria dating.”

Mr Saibu additionally disclosed the purpose of the Chinese language executive to determine a Chinese language-African Institute, one in South Africa and the opposite within the College of Lagos, Nigeria.

On the seminar, the ‘Nigeria-China Instances Newspaper’- a newsletter of the institute and the Chinese language Buyers Affiliation for Construction and Promotion, was once unveiled.

In the meantime, Ronnie Liu, the Chairman of the Chinese language Funding Affiliation and the institute’s co-chairman spoke on ‘Industry and Funding Alternatives in Nigeria and China.’

He stated those alternatives abound and stay to be tapped by means of the folks of the 2 international locations.

“The affiliation is attempting to assist extra Chinese language come to Nigeria, and know extra about Nigeria with a view to foster collaboration in business and analysis. We are hoping to make use of the platform to coach extra Nigerians,” Mr Liu stated.

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