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Nigeria Seeks China’s Support In Governance, Anti-graft War

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The federal government has disclosed that it will collaborate with the People’s Republic of China to digitise the process of governance and the fight against corruption in the country.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this in Abuja yesterday, at a seminar on China-Africa Cooperation in Information Technology and Digital Economy, organised by the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs with the theme: “Africa-China Cooperation in Information Technology and Digital Economy: Prospects and Challenges.”

He stated that it is important to digitalise the governance process in order to overcome graft.

Prof Osinbajo disclosed that the nation would leverage on its partnership and relations with China to achieve the feat.

He stated that the process would assist in curbing corruption and ensure more transparency in the country.

Prof Osinbajo, who was represented by his special adviser, Information and Communication Technology, Lanre Osibono, said, “It is important to digitalise the government process; this will help with transparency and even curb corruption. We can leverage on the cooperation we have with China, we want to work with China to develop the economy.”

He expressed Nigeria’s openness to China for more business cooperation, which he noted, is the second largest economy in the world, stressing that Nigeria is also willing to collaborate with China in the areas of rail transport and power generation.




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