The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Peoples Republic of China, on Thursday 10th January 2019 signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Chinese to assist the Armed Forces of Nigeria in strengthening its counter-insurgency capabilities.
Signing the pact, Nigeria's Minister of Defence, Brig. Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (Retd) and Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Ziyou Pingjian signed the document at a short ceremony held in Abuja.
The disclosure was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer to the Minister, Colonel Tukur Gusau. The statement read in part, “The signing of the MOU was a follow up to the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to China in September 2018 were discussions on infrastructure financing for strategic projects and gratis for the Armed Forces was held with the Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping.”