China has donated a borehole the University of Lagos in southwest Nigeria to further boost educational and cultural ties with the country’s educational institutions.
“We are not just stopping at making this donation, but rather going a step further in exploring areas of collaboration especially in the area of research and development,” said Chao Xiaoliang, Consul-General, the People’s Republic of China in Lagos at a handover ceremony on Wednesday.
The borehole, sponsored by the Consulate-General through an NGO, the China-African People to People Friendship Action, was donated to the university by the China Geology Company (CGC) Nigeria Ltd.
He said the Chinese government would continue to explore working relations with the institution in various fields of human need “in order to bring the desired development to Nigeria.”
“We are happy to donate this as part of our corporate social responsibility to the university because of the position it occupies in Nigeria and Africa,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Rahaman Bello called for more collaborations from corporate bodies and organisations to boost teaching and learning in Nigerian educational institutions.
The borehole, which has the capacity to generate 7.2 million liters per day, was completed with 25 days on June 26. Enditem