Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has reiterated his administration’s
determination to make Sokoto an economic and industrial hub, and a
preferred investment destination in the country.
He stated this when the Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China to
Nigeria, Mr. Zhou Pingjian, paid him a courtesy visit at Government House,
“We are working round the clock to engage new development partners and
attract more direct investments into our state. This visit offers both our
governments an ample opportunity to build stronger ties and establish a
more beneficial working relationship.
“Our policy thrust is to open our doors to willing investors. We are keen
on sharing ideas and partnering the Chinese Embassy on ways to boost trade,
agriculture, energy, rural development and improve economic relations
between and among our peoples,” Tambuwal said.
According to the Governor, Sokoto is endowed with natural and human
resources that offer abundant investment opportunities for all willing
With particular reference to energy, Tambuwal the state has five viable
sources of energy which include hydro, wind, solar, gas and coal.
While thanking the envoy for supporting the state government with
instructional materials after it declared a state of emergency on education
sector in the state, Tambuwal said government is working assiduously to
implement past MoUs entered into with Chinese entities.
In his remarks, the Ambassador said it’s gratifying to note that Nigeria
and China have a long diplomatic history, stressing the need to build on
such history for the mutual benefit both countries.
He noted that China was eager to make greater investments in Sokoto, given
the huge potential that abounds in the state.
He thanked Governor Tambuwal for creating an enabling environment for
businesses to thrive and assured that they were ready to provide a
facilitation and assistance to help the state to cooperate with the Chinese