Nigeria To Benefit From China’s 150,000 Scholarships, Others

The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb.

Gu Xiaojie, said on Wednesday that

Nigeria would be among nations to

benefit from the 150,000 Chinese

Government scholarships, planned for

developing countries.

Gu made the disclosure in an interview

with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in


He said that Nigeria also stood a chance

to benefit from the Chinese Government’s

plan to “help nurture” about 500,000

technicians in developing countries.

The envoy said that the scholarship

programme, which would be carried out

within the next five years, would afford

Nigerians and other benefiting countries

opportunities to receive training and

education in China.

“In the next five years, China will be

providing 150,000 scholarships for citizens

of developing countries, including

Nigerian, to receive training and


“China will also within these five years,

help nurture 500,000 professional

technicians in these countries.

“These are some of the initiatives

announced by Chinese President, Xi

Jinping, at the September UN Sustainable

Development Summit.

“We should all know that once the Chinese

Government says it would do anything, it

must be done.’’

The ambassador restated his

government’s commitment to supporting

developing countries in their human,

economic and overall development efforts.

Gu said the essence of the two

programmes was to ensure that

beneficiaries fast-tracked development of

their countries.

“We strongly believe that through these

programmes, China will share her

experiences in governance, high-speed

development, skills and technology with

the beneficiaries.’’ (NAN)