President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Chinese leader, President Xi Jinping, on historic election to a third term as the leader of the Communist Party of China.
This is contained in a statement issued by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Monday.
“I hope that your re-election would pave the way for deeper and enduring partnership and strategic cooperation that will be mutually beneficial to our two countries.
“I believe that the development of infrastructure, such as railways, dams and roads construction, power generating plants, as well as trade exchanges will receive strong boost,” said President Buhari in a message to the Chinese President.
LEADERSHIP reports that Xi Jinping secured a historic third term as China’s leader on Sunday and filled his inner circle with close allies, achieving after a decade in power complete dominance over the ruling Communist Party.
The party’s Central Committee elected Xi as its general secretary for another five-year term, bringing the country back towards one-man rule after decades of power-sharing among its elite.