The Ambassador of China to Nigeria, Mr Gu Xigotie, has described Nigeria as “a very important partner of China in Africa.’’
Xigotie made the remark on Friday after he donated a Peugeot 301car to the FCT Police Command to assist it in fighting crime in the territory.
He lauded the command for providing security for the embassy and other foreign missions in the territory.
He said “we are very pleased with the FCT Police Command, this donation is just a reflection of the closeness of relations between the embassy and the command.
“It is also a reflection of the relationship between our two countries.’’
The ambassador also commended Nigeria for its ability to contain the Ebola Virus Disease.
He said “I will like to seize this opportunity to congratulate the government and people of Nigeria for the achievement in preventing and containing the EVD. Right now, Nigeria is Ebola-free.’’
Responding, Mr Wilson Inalegwu, the Acting Commissioner of Police in the FCT, described the donation by the embassy as a vote of confidence on the force.
Inalegwu said the police would continue to build relations with its immediate community as policing was about the community.
He thanked the embassy for the donation, describing it as one of the command’s critical partners in the territory. (NAN)