The People’s Republic of China has indicated its readiness to partner with the Kwara State Government to develop a textile industrial park in the state.
Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Gu XiaoJie, gave this hint when he received Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed and a Chinese Company, Ming Bo Jin Sheng Star Co. Ltd, at the Chinese Embassy in Abuja.
Ahmed told the envoy that looking at the current economic climate in the country, the situation has made it a must for states to think outside the box if they must deliver on their electoral promises to their citizens.
The Governor said apart from the fact that “Kwara State is a gateway to the north and the south, the state is not new in midwiving realistic Public Private Partnership as exemplified by the Shonga farms initiative, a new hotbed of Commercial Agriculture in Nigeria”.
The Kwara State Chief Executive, said “When established , the park is expected to accommodate more than 40 textile industries with the state providing necessary enabling environment to jump start the park”.