Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has travelled to Beijing, China to meet with eleven Chinese business investors who have indicated interest to invest in the state.
A statement signed on Friday by the governor’s Special Adviser, Zailani Bappa disclosed that the meeting was scheduled on the request of the business companies, “in view of the excellent and conducive environment for investments to thrive in the state”.
The statement quoted a letter earlier transmitted to the State Government by Converge Business Group on behalf of the Chinese business group, as saying: “The purpose of the meeting is for His Excellency and his delegation to discuss with the Chief Executives/Representatives of Chinese companies who are willing and ready to invest in Zamfara State’s abundant investment opportunities in several sectors such as in Mining, Agriculture, Animal husbandry, Food processing and other related fields”.
The letter further added that, “during the meeting, the two sides would explore the possibilities of forming partnerships that would lead to the economic prosperity of Zamfara state and Nigeria in general for a win-win outcome.”
According to the statement, Mr Matawalle expressed his enthusiasm that the state is now a golden hub for investors across the globe.
The governor, therefore, assured that the doors of his administration are wide open for genuine investors in order to open the economy of the state to healthy competition and advancement.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the chief executives of the eleven companies billed for mutual discussion with Governor Matawalle include: Xu Qingyuan, Executive Director of Yangtai Jinpeng Minin; Richard Lee/Zhenquan, Executive Director of China-Africa Friendship Economic and Trade Development Foundation; Cai Yong, Vice President of Elion Resource Group of Companies; and Sun Jian, President of Green Grass in Inner Mongolia Yuan Ecological Technology Development Company.
Others are: Zhu Jinhu, Agriculture Department Director, Yi Fa Law Firm; Huang Qinxian, Secretary General of China Investment Association, China Investment Association member companies; Zhaquan li, Chairman of China-Africa Fortune Forum; Che jindan, general manager of liaoning chaoyang youzhu building materials technology development co., Ltd; Wang hui, Beijing zhongtuo, mining general manager and Tan jianjun, general manager of Guangdong hefa technology Co Ltd.