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President Buhari Departs China for Nigeria after Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed China and will return to Nigeria after a six-day trip where he participated in the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), alongside over 50 other African leaders.

The President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Mr Bashir Ahmed, revealed this via his Twitter handle.

According to his tweet, the President’s aircraft departed the Beijing Capital International Airport on Thursday morning.

Part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s last engagements in the Chinese capital before his departure was a meeting with business groups whom he asked to take advantage of the improved business environment in Nigeria and invest in key sectors of the economy.

He also solicited the assistance of the Chinese government towards the construction of the Mambilla Hydropower Project in Taraba State.

“I told President Xi that the Mambilla Hydropower Plant is Nigeria’s equivalent of China’s Three Gorges Dam, and that I look forward to him joining me for the groundbreaking ceremony in the not-too-distant future,” President Buhari had said on his Twitter handle on Wednesday.

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