The Chinese Consulate in Lagos has handed over two blocks of classrooms as well as other items to St. Patrick’s Nursery and Primary School, Idumagbo, in Lagos as part of its corporate social responsibility project and in a bid to foster better ties between Nigeria and China.
Chao Xiaoliang, the Chinese Consul General in Lagos, speaking at the ceremony on Thursday, said the project was aimed at improving teaching and learning process in the school.
Xiaoliang, who noted that in 2012, the Chinese government raised a new suggestion to carry out a programme called ‘China-Africa People-to-People Friendship Action’ in the fifth ministerial conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, added that it was aimed at encouraging and supporting exchanges and cooperation between non-governmental organisations, women and young people of the two sides.
Xiaoliang urged Chinese companies in Nigeria to donate to local community and schools in Lagos in order to implement the programme in other consular districts.
The occasion was graced by Moshood Mayegun, Lagos Island Government Education Authority Secretary; Dr. Oluremi Shopeyin, Executive Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board; Adetoyese Tijani, Chairman, Lagos Island West Government, among others.