According to the Consul-General of the FederalRepublic of Nigeria in Ghuangzhuo, China, Mr Wale Oloko, over 70,000 Nigerians visited Guangzhou, in the Guangdong Province of China in 2016.
Mr. Oloko disclosed this on Monday to the Newsmen in Lagos.
He revealed that more Nigerians were being attracted to Guangdong Province for their business, tourism, education and healthcare requirements.
“Guangdong Province is the hub of Nigerians coming to China and more Nigerians live in Guangdong than in any other Chinese province.
“Over 70, 000 Nigerians arrived in Guangdong Province alone in 2016 for business, tourism, education and health care.
“The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries has been actively engaged in ensuring that people of our two nations continue to interact through the presence of Nigerian youths and leaders in China,’’ he said.
He also stated that Nigeria is interested in strengthening the level of economic, cultural, technological, healthcare, tourism and educational cooperation with the Asian country, China. Also, more Nigerians are currently studying Chinese language to prevent language barrier and foster good relationship.
“China is Nigeria’s largest economic partner in Asia. We are receiving more and more investments and technological know-how
“The Chinese market is very important for our exports and we are generating new forms of cooperation for development, as well as technical, scientific, educational, and cultural cooperation,’’ he added.
Mr. Oloko also recalled that Nigeria and China had entered into a Strategic Partnership since April 2005.